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    Bottle Shot: Chardonnay
    Shelf Talker: Chardonnay
    Tasting Note: 2015 Chardonnay
    Tasting Note: 2016 Chardonnay
    Tasting Note: 2017 Chardonnay

    Acclaim

    88 Points2014 VintageWine SpectatorMay 31, 2016
    Best Buy2013 VintageWine EnthusiastSean SullivanDecember 3, 2014
    90 Points 2012 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanMarch 15, 2014
    Best Buy2011 VintageWine EnthusiastSean SullivanMay 1, 2013
    Great American Values2010 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanOctober 15, 2012
    89 Points, Best Buy2010 VintageWine EnthusiastPaul GreguttSeptember 1, 2012
    89 Points2010 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanAugust 31, 2012
    88 Points, Best Buy2008 VintageWine EnthusiastPaul GreguttJuly 1, 2011

    "Complex and well-crafted, especially at this price point. Tropical fruit, some taost and texture, good persistence and the right balancing acidity." - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, July 2011


    88 Points, Best Value2007 VintageWine SpectatorJune 30, 2009
    88 Points, Best Buy2007 VintageWine Enthusiast Paul Gregutt June 14, 2009
    Recommended Holiday Wine2006 VintageThe Boston GlobeStephen Meuse, Globe CorrespondantNovember 24, 2008"Small scale, nicely proportioned, cool-climate Chardonnay." - Meuse
    A Serious Chardonnay at a Bargain Price2006 VintageRobert Parker, The Wine Advocate Jay MillerJuly 31, 2008
    89 Points, Best Value2006 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanJune 2, 2008
    Recommended2006 VintageSan Francisco ChronicleLynne Char BennetMarch 31, 2008
    89 Points, Top Value (Great Value Wines Under $20)2005 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanOctober 31, 2007

    tasting notes

    Aromas of vanilla and pineapple fill the nose while the palate opens with Bartlett pear and golden delicious apple. A crisp mouthfeel is balanced with nice viscosity leading to a toasty finish laced with whiskey notes and a hint of dried tropical fruit.

    winemaking notes

    • Vintage: 2016
    • Appellation: Columbia Valley
    • Varietal Blend: 98% Chardonnay, 2% Viognier
    • pH: 3.71
    • Yeast: Vivache, VL 2
    • TA: 5.5 g/l
    • Alcohol: 14.07%
    • Vineyards: Canyon Vineyard Ranch, , Oasis, Willard, Sagemoor, Wallula, Waterbrook Estate Vineyard
    • Fining: Bentonite
    • Aging: 23% new American oak, 35% barrel fermentation
    • ML: 55%
    • Harvest Dates: Sept. 3- Oct. 28, 2016
    • Bottling Dates: May 30-June 19, 2016