The summer of 2018 was one of the hottest years on record throughout the eastern side of Washington. We experienced several weeks of 95-degree and higher temperatures; at long last, a cooling trend arrived in August. The stretch of hot weather allowed an extended hang-time, resulting in appealing, complex flavor. This vintage turned out to be truly remarkable, producing lots with bright, fresh notes and seemingly innate balance.
Our French Creek Chardonnay outperforms itself every year and this one is no exception. The integration of oak is balanced so beautifully. The long and savory mouth feel showcases an integration of fruit and French barriques. We feel so lucky to be able to produce and release this wine to everyone. French Creek Vineyard really stands on top for Chardonnay production and this wine shows just that.
10 months of oak aging lend to the outstanding integration of fruit and French barriques in this wine. This vintage turned out to be truly remarkable, producing lots with bright, fresh notes and seemingly innate balance.
Color: Straw Yellow
Style Profile: Classic ‘French Creek’ Chardonnay
fresh, starfruit, lilac, white pepper, marmalade
lively and racy, candied pineapple, citrus, expansive finish
Herbed-Crusted Cod with a Pea Puree or Honeycrisp Apple Pizza with Balsamic Onions