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  • The Expedition Chardonnay

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    Acclaim

    89 points, 100 Top Values of 20162014 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanDecember 31, 2016

    "Polished and spicy, this white shows peppery overtones to the apricot and grapefruit flavors, ending with an expressive finish."


    Chardonnay- 88 points2012 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanMay 31, 2014

    Bright and jazzy, with lemon, grapefruit and green pear flavors.


    89 Points - Best Values2011 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanJune 15, 2013

    "Smooth and generous, with apricot and nectarine overtones to the pear and butterscotch flavors, lingering on the expressive finish." - Harvey Steiman


    Gold Medal2011 Vintage2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionJanuary 15, 2013

    This brand new release from Canoe Ridge represents a line extension called The Expedition, easy- and early-drinking wines for under $15 that are food friendly and lightly oaked. Winemaker Bill Murray has done an outstanding job of composing these wines. Taste this homage to the Horse Heaven Hills!


    tasting notes

    Notes of ripe apple and apricot introduce flavors of pear and honeydew with a zippy acidity. Rich and elegant on the finish. 

    winemaking notes

    • Vintage: 2016
    • Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills
    • Grape Source: Wallula, Canoe Ridge
    • Varietal Blend: 100% Chardonnay 
    • Harvest Date: October 2016
    • Yeast: X16
    • Oak/Stainless Details: 50% Barrel Fermented, 25% American Oak, 25% French Oak
    • Aged: 9 Months
    • Fining: Bentonite
    • TA: 5.1 g/L
    • pH: 3.86
    • Alcohol: 13.9%