Wine Review: 2012 Boedecker Chardonnay Purity Willamette Valley

This husband and wife winemaker team really have it going on. Year after year, Stewart and Athena Boedecker craft spectacular wine from grapes purchased across the Willamette Valley. In 2003, they brought their first vintage to market, and they continue to showcase beautiful and esoteric wines a decade later. 

What makes this team so great is the versatility this team brings. Stewart’s wines are of a feminine style with bright red fruit and soft spice notes. Athena, on the other hand produces a more masculine style Pinot with black fruit notes. Both are lovely styles.

Although this team focuses primarily on Pinot noir, they make some interesting Chardonnay as well. The 2012 Boedecker Chardonnay from the Willamette Valley is a steely and austere style with clean, bright acidity; aromas of white flowers and flavors of pear and apple cascade through the glass. Full bodied and pleasant, this unoaked chardonnay will pair with seafood, shellfish and chicken dishes.

Rating: Very Good (89) | $14 | 14.2% ABV

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