The Alloro 2016 Chardonnay is aged in French oak, 10% of which is new. Alcohol tips 13.7% abv and it retails for $34.
The 2016 Alloro Vineyards Chehalem Mountains Chardonnay serves as a sort of bridge between old-style and modern Chardonnay. It has an oaky presence, but not one that's off-putting. You'll get a whiff of it on the nose, but it's the tropical fruit you'll remember. The mouth is quite full and juicy, with a nice acidity and a medium finish. I paired it with a gumbo and was quite pleased.
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