March 4, 2016

2014 Chardonnay

Our 2014 Chardonnay is here!

Aged in Stainless Steele for 18 months, this wine did not go threw malolactic fermentation and thus retains its nice acidity.  Crisp, bright green apples with citrus notes.  This is a classic Chardonnay!

What’s in our wine:

Year: 2014

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Varietal: 100 % Chardonnay

Grape Farming Practice: Biodynamic

Alcohol: 13.90%

pH: 3.4

Residual Sugar (RS): 0.00%

Titratable Acidity (TA): 0.68 g/L

*** Bronze Medal at the 2016 Walla Walla Wine Competition ***

The review below is from Wild 4 Washington Wine

Welcome to Columbia Valley 2014 Chardonnay 

Color: Gold.
Nose: Vanilla, lemon taffy.
Palate: Vanilla, taffy, lemon, dry on the gums, crisp, dried pear, light spice, medium-light body, light stone fruit on the dry finish.

15 Minutes: Light yeast and nuttiness, vanilla with melon on the nose. Melon, spiced pear, focused to back, melon and spiced pear followed into the enjoyable medium finish.

30 Minutes: Toasty nose, savory with light melon, nutty. Focused, vanilla, melon, hint of sweet fruit, spice, pear skin, dry finish, tingle back palate.

1 Hour: Spicy, nutty, toasty nose. Lemon, bright on tongue, baked pear, focused to middle, integrated, more my speed at this point. Like.

Day Two: Fluid, spicy, peach, hazelnut shell, focused to middle, touch of melon and lime skin, crisp and dry mid-palate, quite tasty into the medium finish. Like. Sauteed lobster, bowl of steamed mussels, crusty bread and melted butter for dipping would be good companions with this wine. Like.

Thoughts: Took an hour for this wine to hit my button. I should have decanted a little. Day two this wine hit my sweet spot. Expect this wine to evolve in bottle and will only get better with a little time. The cool post card inspired label would make a wonderful memento/gift from Washington wine country.
Recommended.

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