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Expectation Shattering Chardonnays - Montrachet to Oregon - BYOB or just taste

Chardonnay, the white grape of Champagne and Burgundy, has a spotty reputation here in the states, too many hyper extracted and over oaked, Malo butter bombs.

But wait there one second .......... in France, Oregon and other parts of the world, Chardonnay can be truly sublime. That's what this meetup is about, finding Chardonnays that transcend the stereotype. We will taste Chardonnay from France, Oregon and anywhere else they make it right. Maybe even a few from Califronia?

Don't let California Conglomerates ruin your opinion of one of the world's greatest grape varietals. Come taste Chardonnay the way it is meant to be.

I will bring a French and an Oregon Chardonnay.

Come taste in the pleasant chill of the underground tasting room at Portland Wine Storage. Come and cool down!

BYOB or Just show up to taste.

$5 if you bring a bottle $10 to just taste. We will put the fees in a pot and the winner (whoever brings the best rated bottle will take home the pot (Minus food expense). Blind Tasting.

Meat and Cheese plates provided.

Great Value event, the last 4 times, everyone got their fill, and the winner took home money for bringing the best wine.

Once again, whoever brings the best wine (Blind rated), will take home the pot. If we get 10 people to show, the after expense pot should be at least $50, Last week the winner took home $95.

We will taste blind and rate using the Robert Parker 100 point system.

Think you know Chard? Bring a bottle and let's find out. If you bring the best bottle, you will go home with the winnings. Last time the winner took home $95, week before the pot was $80.

Starts at 7PM, but feel free to show up early, I always have a bottle or 2 open.

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  • Rusty

    August 21, 2013

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    A former member

    Thanks for putting this on Rusty, I enjoyed meeting everyone and tasting all the fine wine. Looking forward to the next one in Vancouver.

    August 21, 2013

  • Rusty

    Ratings spreadsheet tomorrow. via Al

    August 20, 2013

  • Rusty

    Thanks Mary and Brian for coming. We had 8 drinkers, and 7 wines. The winner was a 2010 Cotes-de-Nuit from Domaine Jacob $19.99 at Invino, 2nd was Al's wine, Franklin Vineyards from California, 3rd was Domaine Faively from the village of Montagny.

    France won for Chard.


    August 20, 2013

  • Rusty

    Looking forward to this, been drinking a lot Chard this summer.

    August 15, 2013

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