Knudsen Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay – Dundee Hills
The Knudsen family—made up of siblings Colin, David, Page and Charles—came together a few years ago to return to their root stock of wine making with their debut 2012 Pinot Noir. The result was testament in a bottle to the value they've been sowing into the Willamette Valley wine industry since their 1971 inception.
Having just won a silver medal at the 2017 Savor NW Wine Competition, the 2015 Chardonnay is another beautiful vintage.
This estate blend of Dijon clones presents with a bright nose of chamomile, blossom, green apple, honeysuckle, orange peel, tea leaves, white pepper and wet stone.
Flavors of pear to melon, oak, vanilla and light baking spice on the finish complement its medium weight body and refreshing acidity.
It is an obvious choice for rich seafood like crab, scallops, halibut and prawns as well as sturgeon with a luscious white sauce, chicken with a a garlic, white wine and mushroom sauce or my favorite—replace the bubbles at brunch and serve this alongside traditional egg dishes. $45/bottle