Nicolas Jay Affinites Chardonnay 2021
|United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
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.
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.