If you’re a fan of Siduri you know their focus has always been pinot noir. That has changed. They have just released their first chardonnay coming from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. This is a mild chardonnay, subtle, subdued, not a big overwrought chardonnay. There is very much a lively quality to it, which makes it a very pleasant wine by itself and a great accompaniment to food. Though the elements of lemon lime, guava nectar, white peach and wildflowers, are all evident, these are all quiet elements. Even the fermentation, which one would expect would result in a larger wine is something more reductive. Therefore you end up with a chardonnay that is almost afraid to announce itself. And it is this subtlety that makes it all the more enjoyable. Aged in 25% new French oak for just 10 months, it was fermented in both stainless steel, concrete and barrel.
ORIGIN: Willamette Valley, Oregon
PRICE: $35 / 750 ml
SCORE: 91 POINTS