2008 Longplay Chardonnay
We discovered Longplay while on vacation in Oregon. Their well-priced pinots and this chardonnay were some of the best wines we had in the Pacific Northwest, and we look forward to buying and drinking more for years to come. If you are lucky enough to find yourself in Newberg, Or., stop by their tiny storefront and owner Todd will probably take care of you.
Anyway, this Chardonnay, purchased for the extremely reasonable price of $20, is really top notch. Aged in neutral oak so it tastes like good fruit instead of wood, you nevertheless taste wonderful toasty richness. All with the sort of acidity that lets you know you’re drinking the Pacific Northwest, though. An awesome bottle of wine that should remind the Chardonnay-indifferent why the grape is so popular.