My choice for this weekend’s Open That Bottle Night. Clear, bright, medium intensity straw yellow. Clean, medium-full intensity aromas: rich yeast roll and oak, caramel, toasted almonds, yellow apple, and Bosc pear. Dry on the palate with medium-full acidity, full bodied, and intense flavors. Yellow apple, pear, lightly toasted nuts, chalk, whte plum confiture, and candied lemon. Long finish. Pair with a creamy pasta dish, heavy on the tarragon and sage. Highly recommended. RR

WHO: Domaine Drouhin Oregon
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHERE: Dundee Hills AVA, Oregon
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $55

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