Lavinea Winery Chardonnay Lazy River 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
United States
region
Oregon
appellation
Willamette Valley
subappellation
Yamhill/carlton District
JS
93
VM
93
WE
92
WS
91
JS
93
Rated 93 by James Suckling
Some grilled nuts, a mealy edge and a bright array of yellow peaches and lemons, framed in gently nutty complexity. The palate is beautifully fleshy and smoothly styled with a long, plush and polished core of fruit to close. Drink now. ... More details
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Lavinea Winery Chardonnay Lazy River 2017 750ml

SKU 845709
$39.93
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Professional Ratings
JS
93
VM
93
WE
92
WS
91
JS
93
Rated 93 by James Suckling
Some grilled nuts, a mealy edge and a bright array of yellow peaches and lemons, framed in gently nutty complexity. The palate is beautifully fleshy and smoothly styled with a long, plush and polished core of fruit to close. Drink now.
VM
93
Rated 93 by Vinous Media
Limpid yellow. Powerful, spice-tinged white peach, pear nectar, tangerine and honey scents are lifted by a spicy ginger flourish. Shows impressive energy as well as energy to the sappy orchard and pit fruit flavors, which take on anise and sweet butter flourishes. A floral note appears on a very persistent, seamless finish that echoes the pear and tangerine notes.
WE
92
Rated 92 by Wine Enthusiast
Barrel fermented with wild yeast in 15% new French oak, this is an open and accessible wine with forward fruit flavors of citrus, pear and white peach. The acids are lively and balanced, though less apparent than in the winery's Elton Vineyard Chardonnay. Drink this while the Elton ages a bit.
WS
91
Rated 91 by Wine Spectator
Elegantly spirited, with structured apple, smoky spice and mineral notes that build to a brisk finish. Drink now. 269 cases made.
Winery
Crystallin pale straw with a shimmering silver edge. The aromas are perfumed with lemon curd, zest of citrus fruits, quince, and honeyed white peaches. Lively and vibrant on the palate, with a lovely creaminess, the citrus leads way to stone fruit flavors of white peaches and pears on a refreshing frame of balanced acidity. The stone fruit flavors linger gracefully while intertwined with interesting flinty notes on the finish. Elegant and fully enjoyable now, it will gain in complexity as it ages.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
United States
region
Oregon
appellation
Willamette Valley
subappellation
Yamhill/carlton District
Overview
Rated 93 - Limpid yellow. Powerful, spice-tinged white peach, pear nectar, tangerine and honey scents are lifted by a spicy ginger flourish. Shows impressive energy as well as energy to the sappy orchard and pit fruit flavors, which take on anise and sweet butter flourishes. A floral note appears on a very persistent, seamless finish that echoes the pear and tangerine notes.
green grapes

Varietal: Chardonnay

Of all the white wine grape varietals, surely the one which has spread the furthest and is most widely appreciated is the Chardonnay. This green skinned grape is now grown all over the Old and New Worlds, from New Zealand to the Americas, from England to Chile, and is one of the first varietals people think of when considering white wine grapes. Perhaps this is because of its huge popularity which reached a peak in the 1990s, thanks to new technologies combining with traditional methods to bring the very best features out of the Chardonnay grape, and allow its unique qualities to shine through. Most fine Chardonnay wines use a process known as malolactic fermentation, wherein the malic acids in the grape juice are converted to lactic acids, allowing a creamier, buttery nature to come forward in the wine. No grape varietal is better suited to this process than Chardonnay, which manages to balance these silky, creamy notes with fresh white fruit flavors beautifully.
barrel

Region: Oregon

The Oregon wine industry is continuing to go from strength to strength, with many of their Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir wines winning important international awards in recent years. Oregon has also become renowned as an important region for the production of organic and biodynamic wines, demonstrating the fact that the wineries which are dotted across the diverse regions of the state are keen to experiment with their methods and techniques. A wide range of grape varietals flourish in Oregon, including an impressive array of Old World classic grapes alongside American hybrid varietals. This, coupled with the cooler climate and the mix of traditional and excitingly modern wine production methods makes Oregon a fascinating region for wine lovers, particularly those looking for something unique and utterly delicious.
fields

Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.
bottle and glass

Appellation: Willamette Valley

When it comes to high quality United States wine regions, the state of Oregon certainly has its fair share. One of the key wine producing regions of Oregon is Willamette Valley, a beautiful region specializing in the production of carefully constructed and extremely flavorful Pinot Noir wines, which have gained popularity around the world as a result of their deliciously fruity nature and excellent range of characteristics. However, Willamette Valley's wine industry doesn't begin and end with this grape varietal, as wineries within the region are renowned for their love of innovation and experimentation, and are consistently experimenting with a range of fine grapes. As such, a wide array of wines come out of Willamette Valley each year, to an increasingly impressed international wine community.
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green grapes

Varietal: Chardonnay

Of all the white wine grape varietals, surely the one which has spread the furthest and is most widely appreciated is the Chardonnay. This green skinned grape is now grown all over the Old and New Worlds, from New Zealand to the Americas, from England to Chile, and is one of the first varietals people think of when considering white wine grapes. Perhaps this is because of its huge popularity which reached a peak in the 1990s, thanks to new technologies combining with traditional methods to bring the very best features out of the Chardonnay grape, and allow its unique qualities to shine through. Most fine Chardonnay wines use a process known as malolactic fermentation, wherein the malic acids in the grape juice are converted to lactic acids, allowing a creamier, buttery nature to come forward in the wine. No grape varietal is better suited to this process than Chardonnay, which manages to balance these silky, creamy notes with fresh white fruit flavors beautifully.
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Region: Oregon

The Oregon wine industry is continuing to go from strength to strength, with many of their Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir wines winning important international awards in recent years. Oregon has also become renowned as an important region for the production of organic and biodynamic wines, demonstrating the fact that the wineries which are dotted across the diverse regions of the state are keen to experiment with their methods and techniques. A wide range of grape varietals flourish in Oregon, including an impressive array of Old World classic grapes alongside American hybrid varietals. This, coupled with the cooler climate and the mix of traditional and excitingly modern wine production methods makes Oregon a fascinating region for wine lovers, particularly those looking for something unique and utterly delicious.
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Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.
bottle and glass

Appellation: Willamette Valley

When it comes to high quality United States wine regions, the state of Oregon certainly has its fair share. One of the key wine producing regions of Oregon is Willamette Valley, a beautiful region specializing in the production of carefully constructed and extremely flavorful Pinot Noir wines, which have gained popularity around the world as a result of their deliciously fruity nature and excellent range of characteristics. However, Willamette Valley's wine industry doesn't begin and end with this grape varietal, as wineries within the region are renowned for their love of innovation and experimentation, and are consistently experimenting with a range of fine grapes. As such, a wide array of wines come out of Willamette Valley each year, to an increasingly impressed international wine community.