Morgen Long 2019 Chardonnay Willamette Valley, Oregon
The Willamette Valley bottling from Morgen Long is a representational blend of the cellar. After one year in French oak the wines were racked to stainless steel. The final blend has 20% new French oak then racked off the lees and sulfured. The wines were sabilized and filtered after 18 months. This wine has elegantly flinty reduction with lemon curd and lime oil, and thread of almond extract mixed with graham cracker and ginger. Faint wood spice and subtle minerality with lively acidity and flavors are smooth by silken texture and ample density, stretching out long on the finish.