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Nicolas Jay Affinites Chardonnay 2021 750ml
SKU: 2928

Nicolas Jay Affinites Chardonnay 2021

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Category White Wine
Origin United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Nicolas Jay
Alcohol/vol 13%
The 2021 Affinités Chardonnay displays a clean, brilliant, straw-colored hue. Granny-smith apple aromas rise first, then a subtle curve toward toasted brioche and sweet lemon curd that shifts into high intensity as the wine aerates. There's an abundance of citrus fruits that lean toward oranges and tangerines while pomelo grapefruit and wet stone minerals weave elegantly throughout. The acids are elevated on the front-end and there's a soft enclosure of toasted biscuit that breaks open to a flood of flavors that run parallel to sweet nectarine, Meyer lemon zest and vine-ripened pears amid a backbone of chalky minerality. An exquisite vintage, and one that will evolve wonderfully in the cellar.
Wine Enthusiast
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The Affinités is one energetic wine, with lemon, butter and toasted filbert aromas joined by a trace of melting beeswax. The wine's crisp mouthfeel is right at home with zippy acidity and flavors of tangerine, thyme and gin botanicals like juniper berry and cardamom. Serve with halibut steaks grilled with lemon and garlic.

Michael Alberty, November 1, 2023
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A blend of their sites, including Bishops Creek and Sprit Hill, the 2021 Chardonnay Affinites pours a youthful bright yellow and is expressive with aromas of ripe Willaims pear, wet stone, honeysuckle, and fresh melon. Medium to full-bodied, it displays an attractive, supple texture with elegant, ripe fruit and a long finish. Evenly balanced with an undercurrent of fresh acidity, it's drinking beautifully now and will continue to have a solid drinking window over the coming 5-7 years.

Audrey Frick, September 17, 2023

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