Thursday, May 5, 2022

Amalie Robert Willamette Valley Her Silhouette Chardonnay, 2010

For many Chardonnay drinkers, this wine may be too lean. Dijon clone fruit is fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures and aged without oak or malolactic fermentation. The result is a powerful, intense wine that delivers all of the beautiful aromas and flavors of the Chardonnay grape...but without the "big and buttery" quality that typifies New World Chardonnays. Donna and I love it.

Bright lemon yellow. Even at 12 years of age, it shows little sign of advancing age. Green apples, lemon cream and minerals. Rich fruit texture and amazing body for a wine with only 12% alcohol content. Flavors are deep, intense and beautifully focused. This is our second bottle of the 2010 (see note from June 9, 2021), and I remember the 2011 as being even better.

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