Lemon zest, whipped pineapple, slate and toasted vanilla on the nose, the straw-hued 2012 Cornerstone Oregon Willamette Valley Chardonnay tastes of Meyer lemons, vanilla and a tiny hint of plantain. Crisp acidity balanced with a creamy malo mid palate and lingering finish. A lovely example of a cold-climate Chardonnay, or any-climate Chardonnay, for that matter! 13.5% Alcohol by volume (ABV) Bottled by Cornerstone Cellars in Gaston, Oregon. $40
Pairing: We paired it with Turkey and dumplings, our annual after Thanksgiving tradition. Heavenly with the rich dark meat-infused gravy. This wine would also work well with a roasted chicken or triple-cream cheeses like Saint Andre or Delice de Bourgogne from France or Mt Tam from California’s Cowgirl Creamery.
Sadly, we had only one bottle. Get yours here.