Since COVID started, suppliers are dropping off wine samples, which is great for us because we can taste a wine over several days to get the best impression. We tasted the Trisaetum wineries Chardonnay over about four days, and are happy to say it’s a great bottle for the price-quality! Trisaetum’s winery located on Ribbon Ridge above the famed Beaux Freres. The 2017 Trisaetum Chardonnay Willamette Valley comes from two of their estate vineyards, Ribbon Ridge and Coast Range. The Ribbon Ridge vineyard gives terrific depth and body to the wine while the Coastal Range supplies the focus and acidity. If you were to taste this wine blind calling it a white Burgundy from Chassagne Montrachet would not be out of the question. The wine sees Neutral French oak from the forest of Nevers made by the same cooperage Domaine Louis Jadot uses. The aromas of orchard blossoms, mandarin orange, minerals, ginger, and a kiss of spice tower from the glass. The palate is dense with generous, lingering flavors of stone fruits, citrus, toasted nuts, minerals, dancing on the palate for minutes afterward. There is much quality here for the price, completely over-delivering, and appeals to the European and the domestic Chardonnay lover. Highly recommended, and only 250 cases of this wine were produced!