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By Paul Gregutt
The Times 

J.C. Somers 2020 La Revanche Chardonnay

Wine of the Week


October 13, 2022

One of a pair of Chards from Jay Somers, this is a blend of grapes from the Anahata Vineyard (Eola Hills) and the Corrine Vineyard (Chehalem Mountains). Fermented and aged in 600 liter barrels, it’s fresh and spicy, with juicy apple and pear fruit and a squirt of lemon. You won’t find a better Chardonnay if you are one of those like me who love this high acid, low oak style. That’s not to say this is sour or thin – it’s lip-smacking and palate-cleansing, a perfect match to any dishes with lemony flavors.

115 cases; 13%; $28 (Willamette Valley)

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