Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Wine Review: Marshall Davis Chardonnay 2017

Marshall Davis Chardonnay 2017

The silhouettes featured on the label are the three brother who founded Marshall Davis six years ago; Sean Davis, Ryan Marshall and Matt Marshall. They have eight acres of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines surrounding their home near Carlton in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA of the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Their vineyard is planted with 101-104 rootstock, with Dijon 777, Pommard, Dijon 114, and Mariafeld clones. It's 450 feet above sea level in elevation and faces south-southwest on volcanic topsoil.

Their 2017 Estate Chardonnay is barrel fermented and aged for 16 months in French oak (15% new). Only 150 cases were produced and it has an ABV of 13.2%. Again, I apologize, but this full review is going to be a quick one as I have little time at the moment.

The color of the wine is a light gold. The nose is spicy with ginger, spiced oak, lemon peel, and nectarine. It's got a lovely creamy and rich mouthfeel on a full body with a bright acidity. For flavors there's mellow yellow pears, a little bit of pineapple, and some decent servings of caramel and ginger. Then that bright acidity finishes it crisp with yellow pears and ginger.

Oh my goodness, this is just wonderful! I'm in love with that creamy mouthfeel, mellow fruit, and fiery kick of ginger. On days when the blog seems like it's taking away too much time from other things, I'm often reminded why I do it: passion for good wine. This is some killer juice, guys! Buy it up!

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $39
Rating: 4.5/5 = Recommended / Highly Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.

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