June 2, 2021

West Coast Chardonnay for warm weather meals

Colorado Springs Gazette Logoby Rich Mauro

“Scents and tastes of lemon and apple and sometimes peach, pear, nectarine, or apricot, and even topical fruits. A lush, often creamy texture that unfolds across the palate. Fresh, lingering impressions as the wine finishes. It’s no wonder chardonnay is the most popular white wine in America. And here are several examples why…

…While Oregon has gained worldwide attention over the last few decades for pinot noir, chardonnay also deserves attention. As proven by the 2018 Archery Summit Eola-Amity Hills ($48), with its brisk mouthfeel, toasty, savory accents and polished texture. And the 2017 Argyle Reserve Chardonnay ($35), its complex sweetish green herb and baking spice balanced with concentrated fruit and creamy texture.”

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