June 25, 2021

Chardonnay: A Most Versatile Grape

by Kelly J. Hayes

“‘That’s my favorite wine so far this summer,’ my wife said as she finished a glass of 2019 Argyle Nuthouse Chardonnay. Never mind that the summer solstice had yet to arrive and that when she opened the bottle it was still spring—albeit an excessively hot spring. The Chardonnay had resonated and was a favorite.

And rightfully so. This wine is a solid example of just how delicious a single vineyard Chardonnay from the Eola-Amity Hills in Oregon’s Willamette Valley can be. Aged 18-months in French Oak, the wine was fresh but lush with a rounded finish. It was a style of Chard that works wonderfully with food and pleases palates that love richness.”

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