Bachelder Oregon Chardonnay 2011, Willamette Valley

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Oregon, Usa

$29.95 (273334)

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90 pts
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April 12, 2014

Critic Reviews (5)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Another unsurprisingly serious endeavor from Bacheldor in Oregon. The chardonnay is spiced with bergamot and lavender...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The citrus stands out today. If the base and necessary oak treatment is your kryptonite, by all means, walk away from...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a very fine, firm and balanced chardonnay that doesn't tip into heaviness. Lots of toasty oak, almond, peat...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

From organically grown grapes. Quite a texturally interesting wine, more savoury and saline than fruity, with...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

In addition to two excellent wines from Oregon (a Pinot Noir and a Chardnnay) Bachelder sign a generous Chardonnay,...

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Community Reviews (3)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Clear & focused Chard, oh yes it’s also yummy

Description: Bright light yellow gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This complex wine features a beautiful nose followed up by crisp citric fruits, sweet tropical fruit, spices with oak playing a supporting role. Medium+ body with good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Note: Use the larger Montrachet glass to bring out the tropical fruit

Drink now or in the next 7 years on its own or pair it with pecan crusted pan seared Trout.

Tasted: 26 Feb 2015

Top Pick

Score: 9+/10, Value: 9/10 (Clearance price: 9.5+/10) Total: 18+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2011 Bachelder Oregon Chardonnay has rich aromas of gooseberry, stems, pear and subtle wood on the nose and pear, lemon, butter, vanilla and coconut on the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity to integrated wine; BALANCED with excellent acidity and a medium to long finish. This is a sipper but will pair very well with most dishes; drink for the rest of this decade at least (cork enclosure). My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 92 pts – recommended for its quality and value. Tasted in Jul/14 at 'Barrels & Bonfires (i4C 2014)' http://grapeselections.com/i4c-2014/.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

Light yellow gold with a hint of green. That greenness carries through the nose and palate. Medium to full bodied. Of the fruit, there's notes of green apple and lime. Of the soil there's distinct minerality. Of the deft Bachelderan touch there's spice, caramel and butter. Green herbal tarragon. Excellent length. Nicely balanced acidity makes this a very food friendly imbibe. It rocked with a grilled halibut drizzeled in a wine vinegar, mustard and tarrogan/chive vinaigrette. For a change of pace, try it with red meat, maybe surf and turf. Will age well another 2-3 years. Aug. 2014.

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