Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Tasting Notes

Aromatics and flavors of green apple and key lime introduce spice and melon-driven flavors mid palate. A finish of vanillins and dried apple notes with a nicely weighted viscosity are balanced by alcohol, leaving only a faint illusion of sweetness.

Winemaking Notes

Vintage: 2015

Varietal Blend: 96% Chardonnay, 4% Viognier

pH: 3.84

TA: 6.0 g/l

RS: 5.41 g/l

Alcohol: 14.07%

Vineyards: Canyon Vineyard Ranch, Benches, Oasis, Willard, Sagemoor, Wallula

Fining: Bentonite

Aging: 22% New AO, 40% bareel fement/ageing, 60% SS ferment Months

Malolactic: 40%

Yeast: Vivace

Harvest Dates: August 28 - October 18, 2015

Bottling Date: August 9-11, 2016

Acclaim

88 points

2014 Vintage

May 31, 2016

Wine Spectator

Best Buy

2013 Vintage

Dec 03, 2014

Wine EnthusiastSean Sullivan

Chardonnay - 90 Points

2012 Vintage

Mar 15, 2014

Wine SpectatorHarvey Steiman

Best Buy

2011 Vintage

May 01, 2013

Wine EnthusiastSean Sullivan

Great American Values

2010 Vintage

Oct 15, 2012

Wine SpectatorHarvey Steiman

89 Points - Best Buy

2010 Vintage

Sep 01, 2012

Wine EnthusiastPaul Gregutt

89 Points

2010 Vintage

Aug 31, 2012

Wine SpectatorHarvey Steiman

88 points - Best Buy

2008 Vintage

Jul 01, 2011

Wine Enthusiast

"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

Paul Gregutt

88 Points - Best Value

2007 Vintage

Jun 30, 2009

Wine Spectator

88 Points - Best Buy

2007 Vintage

Jun 14, 2009

Wine EnthusiastPaul Gregutt

Recommended Holiday Wine

2006 Vintage

Nov 24, 2008

The Boston Globe

"Small scale, nicely proportioned, cool-climate Chardonnay." - Meuse
Stephen Meuse, Globe Correspondant

A Serious Chardonnay at a Bargain Price

2006 Vintage

Jul 31, 2008

Robert Parker, The Wine AdvocateJay Miller

89 Points - Best Value

2006 Vintage

Jun 02, 2008

Wine SpectatorHarvey Steiman

Recommended

2006 Vintage

Mar 31, 2008

San Francisco ChronicleLynne Char Bennet

89 Points -Top Value (Great Value Wines Under $20)

2005 Vintage

Oct 31, 2007

Wine SpectatorHarvey Steiman