2009 Longplay Chardonnay
I have not posted in awhile, as life events (babies, etc.) have been eating away at the time for wine drinking and blog posting.
That said, sometimes you have a wine you want to tell the world about, and the 2009 Chardonnay from Oregon’s small-but-great Longplay is stellar.
I was a huge fan of the 2008, and had high hopes for this bottle—those hopes were more than fulfilled. Both rich AND lightweight, this simply crushes most domestic chards.
The neutral oak aging lets you taste nothing but oregon grapes, and that taste, in this case, features some pineapple-y and pear notes, and maybe a bit of what wine nerds often refer to as beeswax.
Regardless, it’s awesome, and a smart buy at under $30.