Home   Map   Blog Roll   WineCompass   Wine 101   My Compass 

2006 Oregon Chardonnay

2006 Oregon Chardonnay Wine Details
Price: $10.00 per bottle

Description: An elegant dry white wine with subtle notes of green apple, melon, and spice. This Burgundian style Chardonnay emphasizes finesse and balance rather than power, with a pleasing crisp texture and long, clean finish. The absence of oak brings out the true flavors of quality chardonnay grapes. This delicious wine will complement a wide range of foods, particularly poultry and seafood.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.


Back to Oak Knoll Winery information