Columbia Valley Chardonnay
The second consecutively warm vintage in a row for Washington, 2014 had record-breaking heat in many parts of the Columbia Valley AVA. The season-long warm temperatures resulted in a large, uniformly excellent crop that came in about two weeks earlier than usual. We sourced the majority of our Chardonnay from the cool-climate Yakima Valley AVA within the Columbia Valley. Yakima Chardonnay in 2015 provided crisp, refreshing acidity with delicious layers of pear and apple flavor.
Columbia 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.