Willamette Valley Vineyards was one of the very first wineries that I tasted. I still remember picking up my first bottle of Oregon Blossom and loving every sip. While I still do love Oregon Blossom, I recently stopped by their tasting room and got a taste of the 2012 Dijon Clone Chardonnay. What a beautiful wine! I’ve been on a bit of a Chardonnay kick lately and this one was just perfect. Flavors of tropical fruits and bright citrus popped. There was a hint of oak, but it was just the right amount. I really enjoyed how fresh this wine was.
Lucky for us, Willamette Valley Vineyards is available at many retail stores in our area. I picked this up at my local grocery store but I do highly recommend stopping by one of their tasting rooms (one is right off I-5 just south of Salem, and the other is in downtown McMinnville). They have some very impressive selections! Make sure and try this 2012 Dijon Clone Chardonnay there as well, it is just delicious. Cheers!