Big Table Farm Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2014

8.98 ratings on Delectable
$42.99

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Ratings on Delectable

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

Honeysuckle, thick with lees, cinnamon. Would benefit from more malic acid.

Honeysuckle, thick with lees, cinnamon. Would benefit from more malic acid.

8.9

Matt Duncan Delectable Pro

Cinabun, banana's foster.

Cinabun, banana's foster.

8.0

Jack Cranley, Backroads Wine Club

A tough review for me to write because it's certainly an outstanding domestic Chardonnay, but I know Big Table Farm's wines so intimately, and unfortunately this is probably my last favorite effort I've had thus far. It all comes down to this breadiness it has. It's a bit overwhelming. The winemaker prides himself on "balance" and usually he hits the mark but this year I fear he may have gone a little overboard with the lees contact. In fact, they stir their lees to really get that essence going, but this year's yeast was really strong and I think it got stirred right out of balance. And trust me, I'm a yeast lover. Give me an extended tirage Champagne any day. Give me a nice yeasty Chard that makes me think of still Champagne too! Brioche? Toast? Biscotti? Yes yes and yes! But raw bread dough and brewers yeast? Not so much. But like I said... still a solid 88pt. delicious Oregon Chardonnay with nice fruit, nice weight, good acid and good length. I just know the potential here and this one came up a little short.

A tough review for me to write because it's certainly an outstanding domestic Chardonnay, but I know Big Table Farm's wines so intimately, and unfortunately this is probably my last favorite effort I've had thus far. It all comes down to this breadiness it has. It's a bit overwhelming. The winemaker prides himself on "balance" and usually he hits the mark but this year I fear he may have gone a little overboard with the lees contact. In fact, they stir their lees to really get that essence going, but this year's yeast was really strong and I think it got stirred right out of balance. And trust me, I'm a yeast lover. Give me an extended tirage Champagne any day. Give me a nice yeasty Chard that makes me think of still Champagne too! Brioche? Toast? Biscotti? Yes yes and yes! But raw bread dough and brewers yeast? Not so much. But like I said... still a solid 88pt. delicious Oregon Chardonnay with nice fruit, nice weight, good acid and good length. I just know the potential here and this one came up a little short.

8.8

Location

  • 803 Sibley Memorial Hwy
    Lilydale, MN 55118

  • Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm