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.
This wine is crowd pleasing; fresh, vibrant, and expressive all in one. We chose the Celilo and Gamache Vineyards based on our long history of working the sites, their outstanding reputation, and our belief that when combined they express the great character of a Columbia Valley Chardonnay. The fruit was picked early in the day when the grapes were fresh with lively acidity, qualities that extend into the finished wine.
Primarily fermented and aged in French Oak barrels, a smaller portion of this wine was put in stainless steel, providing an additional layer of complexity and offering a dose of bright acidity.
This bright and fresh Chardonnay has a beautiful bouquet of Persian lime, pineapple, and a bit of kiwi.
Our Columbia Valley Chardonnay lights up your palate with rich vanilla, lemon zest, and a gentle kiss of oak.
Pair with lemony shrimp and risotto.