Review: 2015 Left Coast Cellars Truffle Hill Chardonnay and White Pinot Noir


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This is our second spin through Oregon’s Left Coast Cellars’ offerings, and today we look at two white wines, a chardonnay and Left Coast’s signature white pinot noir. Let’s taste them both.

2015 Left Coast Cellars Truffle Hill Chardonnay Willamette Valley – A very dry style of chardonnay, harvested from a vineyard adjacent to a truffle farm and aged in French oak puncheons and stainless steel. Restrained apple fruit finds a rough companion in the form of heavy herbs and rather musty oak notes. The finish offers a curious note of cocoa powder, which I’m still trying to decide whether or not I like. B- / $18

2015 Left Coast Cellars White Pinot Noir Willamette Valley – Quite acidic up front, with a somewhat heavy vegetal undertone. While some notes of orange blossoms and figs add some interest, the earthy elements ultimately detract, particularly on the finish. Again, this is a curious novelty but not something I’d seek out on a regular basis. B- / $22

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