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    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
    Chardonnay - 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