Elouan Chardonnay 2018
The 2018 Elouan Chardonnay has an abundant floral aroma of acacia blossoms and rose petals accompanied by citrus and white pear. Pale straw yellow in color, this Chardonnay has bright acidity with very light oak followed by flavors of tropical fruit, lime zest and a touch of nectarine. This wine has a smooth and well-balanced mouth-feel, with a lingering and bright finish. Scallop and Shrimp Linguine in a white wine and butter sauce, pomegranate seed and goat cheese salad, or chicken with chopped fresh tomato, basil, and garlic.
This generic white wine bears no resemblance to the precise, detailed, acid-driven Chardonnays found throughout the Willamette Valley. The dominant flavor here is vanilla and little else.