Reviewed on 2019-01-11
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Rating 88
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Oregon
USA
ABV 12.7%
Price $36.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Brunch Sipping, Date Night, Treat Yo'self

Drink If You Like

Chardonnay, Pinot Gris / Grigio , Verdejo

Fullerton Five Faces Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2016 Review

It’s not often that a Chardonnay comes onto the market below 13% alcohol, but it makes sense coming from the Willamette Valley. Refreshing is not a word often associated with this grape, yet that’s my first sense when experiencing this wine. Like pulling a wet stone from a river, this wine is all mineral-driven under a layer of distinct banana and vanilla aromas that don’t overwhelm because that salinity keeps your senses stimulated as it all floats around your brain. It is focused, angular and delicious, even if it is not very complex. This is the chardonnay for that salad more so than many other chardonnays.

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Fullerton Five Faces Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2016
It’s not often that a Chardonnay comes onto the market below 13% alcohol, but it makes sense coming from the Willamette Valley. Refreshing is not a word often associated with this grape, yet that’s my first sense when experiencing this wine. Like pulling a wet stone from a river, this wine is all mineral-driven under a layer of distinct banana and vanilla aromas that don’t overwhelm because that salinity keeps your senses stimulated as it all floats around your brain. It is focused, angular and delicious, even if it is not very complex. This is the chardonnay for that salad more so than many other chardonnays.

Reviewed On: 01-11-2019
88
POINTS
Fullerton Five Faces Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2016
It’s not often that a Chardonnay comes onto the market below 13% alcohol, but it makes sense coming from the Willamette Valley. Refreshing is not a word often associated with this grape, yet that’s my first sense when experiencing this wine. Like pulling a wet stone from a river, this wine is all mineral-driven under a layer of distinct banana and vanilla aromas that don’t overwhelm because that salinity keeps your senses stimulated as it all floats around your brain. It is focused, angular and delicious, even if it is not very complex. This is the chardonnay for that salad more so than many other chardonnays.

Reviewed On: 01-11-2019