2019 Adelsheim, Willamette Valley, Chardonnay (RT91) Sparkling light gold, the reflections draw you into this Maconais old-styled Chardonnay, which emphasizes style over varietal. Crafted from 100% Dijon clones with malolactic fermentation limited to just 20%, thus preserving its fresh, crisp style. The bouquet expresses its terroir eloquently with notes of crisp, golden apple, Meyer lemon, crushed gravel and hints of chalkiness. The palate reveals a fresh acid/fruit balance while maintaining its racy character, this is a lovely food wine, best paired with light summery fare, fresh seafood and hard cheeses. Reminiscent of a different time when global temps were measurably cooler. Drink now-2027