Cool harvest temperatures in 2011 were perfect for making magnificent whites. The 2011 Chardonnay is lively with flavors of Granny Smith apples, crisp Bartlett pears, limes and sourdough bread framed by hints of oak from Burgundian barrels.
An unusually cool 2011 Spring and Summer led into a late, moderately warm Fall, producing balanced, elegant wines with lower alcohol and higher acidity.
Chardonnay: 49% Weinbau Vineyard (Wahluke Slope); 31% Kestrel Vineyard (Yakima Valley); 20% Crawford Vineyard (Yakima Valley)
Orange Muscat: 100% Crawford Vineyard (Yakima Valley)
The cool harvest temperatures were perfect for making magnificent whites, especially the 2011 Chardonnay. The 2011 vintage allowed bright acids for a perfect finish to this lively Chardonnay.
Varietal 94% CHARDONNAY, 6% ORANGE MUSCAT
Complex, rich and full-bodied, but deliciously crisp and refreshing.
NOSE: tree fruit, fresh-baked bread, hint of floral orange citrus
MOUTH: Granny Smith apples, Bartlett pears, limes, sourdough bread, hints of oak
FOOD & WINE PAIRING: lobster macaroni and cheese, chicken fettucine alfredo, grilled shrimp or mussels