With 2018 being a warmer vintage with crisp, cool nights, the Chardonnay grapes came in with ripe fruit characteristics alongside a nice backbone of acidity in mid-September to mid-November harvest dates. Three components were fermented in stainless steel upright fermenters with PDM yeast with 796 used on the Goose Ridge Chardonnay . To retain the freshness in this Chardonnay, as is typical of our house style, we did not use any oak or send the wine though malolactic fermentation.
43% Champoux Vineyard Chardonnay, Horse Heaven Hills
29% Goose Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay, Columbia Valley
20% Areté Vineyard Chardonnay, Columbia Valley
8% Badger Mountain Estate Vineyard Chardonnay, Columbia Valley
Bright aromatic notes of citrus, banana, and pineapple along with a touch of lemongrass, this wine explodes on the palate with layers of fresh flavors. A mouthwatering core of lime, pear, and citrus fruits that leads to an elegant finish with hints of lemongrass alongside a nice touch of mineral, and bright acidity.
Release Date: May 14, 2019
Residual Sugar: Dry
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