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2011 Columbia Valley Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Washington: Columbia Valley

Offer Expired:Dec 01, 2019 at 11:59 pm
$15.99
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Oh snap!

OH snap! Every so often a totally unexpected gem rises like a phoenix from our sample queue and totally takes us by surprise. Eight year old Chardonnay from Washington? Hmmm…ok, let’s give it a shot.

WHOA. Did not see this one coming, but HOLY SMOKES, what a pleasant surprise! Unexpectedly fresh, zippy, balanced with a lengthy finish. An absolute treat. Then they told us the price? Yea, um, we’ll take it ALL please! If this had any combination of the words “Sonoma” or “Carneros” on it, you’d pay 2-3x easily.

Fermented in steel tanks to preserve that fresh fruit character and with a light oak influence, this wine is very balanced, toeing the line between Chablis and California, and showing a youthful straw color. Abundant lemon curd and pineapple flavors are framed by a nice strain of zippy acidity, with subtle oak layers. Hints of buttery caramel and toasty brioche but it’s not overblown at all. You want a house Chardonnay to enjoy on any given weeknight? Here you go. Serve it up with some shrimp scampi or Dungeness crab and you’re in business.

This is a “case me” type deal if ever there was one, and at $10 – c’mon now, don’t be shy. Add a case to your stash and enjoy with unapologetic abandon!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Delightful pale gold with mirror-like glimmers on the vivid circumference.

Smell:

Attractive pear and gentle grapefruit scents with freshness and complexity.

Taste:

A smooth, refined, delightfully sleek and well-developed feel defying its age.

Finish:

Fresh baked-apple flavors abound on the medium-body as it wraps it all up.

Pairing:

Ginger and garlic prawns with a mild citrus sauce, green onions, and cilantro.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
REDACTED
Varietal
100% Chardonnay
Vintage
2011
Appellation
Columbia Valley, Washington
Alcohol
13%
Total acidity
5.2 g/L
ph
3.57
Aging
7 months
Barrels
13% new French and American oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Dec 01, 2019 at 11:59 pm
$15.99
Avg. Price
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