This Chardonnay was fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures around 58°F to preserve the fruity esters. We use a mix of hand-selected yeast strains to enhance the complexity of the citrus and tropical fruit aromas. Following primary fermentation, this Chardonnay was left on fine lees for nine months until bottling to create an enriched mouthfeel and texture with a supple finish.
Columbia Winery Chardonnay offers bright aromas of pear, apple and hints of tropical fruits that extend to the palate. A balanced acidity and integrated sweet vanilla oak notes create an elegant Chardonnay that is distinctly Northwest. We love this wine with Dungeness crab or Penn Cove mussels.
Varietal Content: 89% Chardonnay, 7% Semillon, 3% Chenin Blanc, 1% Other
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Alcohol Content: 13.9%