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Oak Farm Vineyards

Oak Farm Vineyards
2017 Estate, Chardonnay, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6% RS: <1%
Lodi Rules Certified
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$28

Oak Farm Vineyards
2017 Estate, Chardonnay, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6% RS: <1%
Golden straw color. Aromas of buttered corn, lemon rind, and frosting with a supple, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, easy orchard-fresh apple, nougat, and poached pear finish with no oak flavor. A fruit-forward chardonnay in a not-too-oaky style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: buttered corn, lemon rind, and frosting
Taste Flavor: orchard-fresh apple, nougat, and poached pear
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Pot Pie, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit-forward chardonnay in a not-too-oaky style.

The Producer

Oak Farm Vineyards

The Producer
23627 N. DeVries Rd.
Lodi, CA 95242
USA
1 209-365-6565

Their Portfolio

89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2015 Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
93 Oak Farm Vineyards 2015 Barbera, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
90 Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Tievoli Red Blend, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
91 Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Chardonnay, Lodi 14% (USA) $24.00.
90 Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Grenache, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $28.00.
91 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Mohr-Fry Ranches, Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 13% (USA) $20.00.
86 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Salman Farms Off-Dry, Gewurztraminer, Clarksburg 12.5% (USA) $24.00.
87 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Shinn Farms Rose, Lodi 12.79% (USA) $24.00.
94 Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $25.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2016 Barbera, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
BR Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Estate, Chardonnay, Lodi 14.6% (USA) $28.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Chardonnay, Lodi 14% (USA) $24.00.
87 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown, Sangiovese, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
86 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Tievoli Red Blend, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Chardonnay, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
90 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Barbera, Lodi 15% (USA) $25.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Albarino, Lodi 13% (USA) $19.00.
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Petit Verdot, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
92 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown Single Vineyard, Merlot, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $35.00.
93 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Genevieve, Lodi 15.2% (USA) $40.00.
87 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 15% (USA) $35.00.
93 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Malbec, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
91 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 13% (USA) $17.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Rosé, Grenache, Lodi 13% (USA) $19.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Sangiovese, Lodi 15% (USA) $35.00.
85 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Albarino, Lodi 13% (USA) $19.00.
89 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Fiano, Lodi 13% (USA) $26.00.
86 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Primitivo, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00.
86 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Barbera, Lodi 15% (USA) $24.00.
92 Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $24.00.
92 Oak Farm Vineyards 2017 Raffaele Estate Grown Red Blend, Lodi 15% (USA) $40.00.
BR Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Estate Grown, Primitivo, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $35.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Tievoli Red Blend, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $22.00.
94 Oak Farm Vineyards 2019 Hohenrieder Single Vineyard, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $35.00.

Chardonnay

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chardonnay is arguably the world’s most famous white variety, thanks to its success in France’s Burgundy region as well as throughout much of California. Chardonnay on its own has rather straightforward, pleasant aromas of apple and pear, but when aged (and sometimes fermented) in small oak barrels, the wines take on extra richness as well as notes of toasted almond, vanilla and yeast.

The most renowned examples of Chardonnay are from small villages and vineyards in Burgundy, such as Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. These wines are very powerful with ample spicy notes and very good acidity; they age very well, sometimes as long as 20-25 years. Another part of Burgundy, Chablis, is home to more restrained style of Chardonnay. Certain areas of California, especially Russian River Valley in Sonoma and Santa Barbara County are also home to many distinguished examples of Chardonnay, with those from the latter region often displaying tropical fruit flavors.

Given that most Chardonnnays are aged in small oak barrels, there has been a movement as of late to give consumers a mored delicate style of Chardonnay, without all the spicy and toasty flavors. Thus there are now many producers that produce non-oak aged Chardonnays; this has been seen from many producers from Australia as well as a few in California as well.

Chardonnay, especially oak-aged versions, are quite rich and need seafood of equal richness at the dinner table. Thus lobster, halibut and swordfish are ideal food pairings.