The 2016 Open Claim Willamette Valley Chardonnay is another fantastic release by the talented Tony Rynders. This was aged for sixteen months in 33% new French oak prior to bottling. The nose shows gorgeous Meyer lemon zest with toasted brioche and hazelnuts. The palate shows a good combination of richness and freshness with a marvelous texture. Remarkably complex, with vanilla cream, lemon oil, honeydew melon and marcona almond flavors all coming together. Refined and rich, this is a fantastic release that will cellar nicely for close to a decade.