February 27, 2014 | REX HILL

"Oregon Finds Finesse with Chardonnay" - Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator

"The interplay of vivid flavors against a razor-sharp, mouthwatering balance has emerged as the signature style of Oregon Chardonnay." - Harvey Steiman

When Chardonnay was first planted in Oregon vineyards, it had trouble ripening due to the cooler weather of the Willamette Valley. The arrival of the Dijon Clones in the 1990s, a cooler climate Chardonnay clone, turned things around and Oregon has begun to produce wines that can compete with Chardonnays from both California and France.

Our 2010 REX HILL Willamette Valley Chardonnay received 90 points from Wine Spectator and was featured in an article by Harvey Steiman that discusses the evolution of Oregon Chardonnay. Steiman believes that the 2011 vintage produced some "stunning Chradonnays." We agree!


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