This sparkler opening with loads of apples of every kind. On the palate apples were also prevalent, along with buttered brioche, turning to caramel as it moved to the finish. It has 1.2% residual sugar and a fine backbone of acids. Drink it with spicy crab cakes. Recommended.

WHO: Argyle
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHERE: Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
WHEN: 2006
HOW MUCH: $50

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