An "Editor's Choice".... for good reason!
If you have been following our features, you already know we are huge fans of Big Table Farm wines. We've even selected their Pinot Noir on three separate vintages as our "Pinot Pick Of The Year."
Today's feature, the 2015 Big Table Farm Willamette Valley Chardonnay, has an uncanny Meursault-like resemblance and is one of the best domestic Chardonnays from the west coast.
"A super vintage for this wine, it opens with compelling roasty-toasty aromatics, derived from barrel fermentation in 10% new oak. Those aromas straddle flavors of citrus and apple, and deliver a wine with cut and polish. It's a stellar example of the emerging high-quality style of the top Oregon Chardonnays." Wine Enthusiast
What do we love about this wine?
It is rich without over-the-top oak so often associated with California Chardonnays. Here, fresh aromas of green apple, lemon, pollen and roasted walnut fill the glass. On the palate, the apple and citrus notes continue with a long-lasting finish balanced by its vibrant acidity.
What do you pair with such a compelling Chardonnay?
For starters, try sliced green apples atop baked brie wedges. Seasonal lobster is an easy choice. Or, fresh summer greens tossed with Comice pear, roasted nuts and crumbles of your favorite cheese.