Gran Moraine

Yamhill-Carlton Chardonnay

9.211 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Chardonnay
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Gran Moraine takes its name from cataclysmic floods that occurred in the northern Willamette Valley of Oregon during the last ice age. Pale lemon with aromas of stone and citrus fruits, barrel fermented, 10% new oak. On the palate crisp apple, lime and a light touch of peach and wet stone. Great balance and mouthfeel with perfect acidity, long ending with a touch of oak on generous minerality. A must try from OR.

Gran Moraine takes its name from cataclysmic floods that occurred in the northern Willamette Valley of Oregon during the last ice age. Pale lemon with aromas of stone and citrus fruits, barrel fermented, 10% new oak. On the palate crisp apple, lime and a light touch of peach and wet stone. Great balance and mouthfeel with perfect acidity, long ending with a touch of oak on generous minerality. A must try from OR.

Apr 18th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

Nose has cold mountain stream, cold tropical fruits (papaya, guava, starfruit), sweet yet light new oak barrel, ripe pear and crunchy bread crust.

Palate has lemon meringue, under-ripe papaya, Clementine peel, green melon with light honey and white flowers on the medium finish.

I do like OR Chardonnay, but generally think it is best at 5-6+ years of age, in its youth the flavors are tight and the wine demands a decant. We're at about 3+ hours of airing tonight.

Nose has cold mountain stream, cold tropical fruits (papaya, guava, starfruit), sweet yet light new oak barrel, ripe pear and crunchy bread crust.

Palate has lemon meringue, under-ripe papaya, Clementine peel, green melon with light honey and white flowers on the medium finish.

I do like OR Chardonnay, but generally think it is best at 5-6+ years of age, in its youth the flavors are tight and the wine demands a decant. We're at about 3+ hours of airing tonight.

Nov 16th, 2019
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Nov 13th, 2019
Dawn E.

👀 Hay color with a clear rim.
👃 Peaches, guava, honeydew, cheese rind,
beeswax, apple pie and almonds.
👅 Stone fruits, tropical fruits, wet stones,
cheese rind, hazelnut, and chamomile
tea.
👍 Delicious wine to explore!
🛑 Maybe give this a couple more years!

👀 Hay color with a clear rim.
👃 Peaches, guava, honeydew, cheese rind,
beeswax, apple pie and almonds.
👅 Stone fruits, tropical fruits, wet stones,
cheese rind, hazelnut, and chamomile
tea.
👍 Delicious wine to explore!
🛑 Maybe give this a couple more years!

Apr 12th, 2021
Dawn E.

This wine is Really Delicious! Layers of nuances! @Severn Goodwin thank you for the recommendation! Maybe I will input some notes..just really enjoying this! 😍🙆‍♀️

This wine is Really Delicious! Layers of nuances! @Severn Goodwin thank you for the recommendation! Maybe I will input some notes..just really enjoying this! 😍🙆‍♀️

Jan 25th, 2021
Jim Maynard

Wonderful wine. Close your eyes and taste Meursault. Karen McNeil was right.

Wonderful wine. Close your eyes and taste Meursault. Karen McNeil was right.

Oct 30th, 2020
Jean-Philip Journeault

2016

May 29th, 2019
Sarah Powers

Sarah had this 7 months ago

Sarah had this 7 months ago

Oct 22nd, 2020
AJ Trommello

AJ had this 7 months ago

AJ had this 7 months ago

Oct 14th, 2020
Filip Slesarov

Filip had this a year ago

Filip had this a year ago

Feb 12th, 2020