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Columbia Crest Chardonnay Gd. Est. 2019
Columbia Crest Chardonnay Gd. Est. 2019

Columbia Crest Chardonnay Gd. Est. 2016

A ripe and rich wine for those who love those tell-tale signs of oaked Chardonnay: butterscotch, vanilla and a deliciously creamy texture.

Country

United States

Region

Washington State

Grape

Chardonnay

Alcohol

13.50%

Unit

0.75l

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What we say

This Chardonnay opens with intense aromas of apples and melons, joined by signature characters of crème brulee, caramelized sugar and butterscotch. Ripe orchard fruit flavors are combined with creamy, buttery notes and balanced by lively acidity.

 

What they say

Fruit was sourced from premier vineyard sites throughout the Columbia Valley, including Yakima Valley, Horse Heaven Hills and Wahluke Slope. Columbia Valley vineyards are seated in Eastern Washington. This region is mostly dry with less precipitation due to the rain shadow effect from the surrounding Cascade Mountain range. Vineyards are 100% drip irrigation. This, combined with the low water-holding capacity of the soil, allow for precise control of the vines. Chardonnay grapes were pressed and the juice was allowed to settle in stainless steel tanks. 75% of the juice was placed into a combination of new and one-to-three year old American and French oak barrels for fermentation. 25% of the blend was stainless steel fermented to increase varietal aromas and enhance the wine’s overall bouquet. All barrels were hand-stirred every week during the nine month aging period.

 

How you say it 

Co-lumb-ee-a Crest Shard-on-ay

 

About the producer Columbia Crest

At Columbia Crest, we are dedicated to celebrating the rich heritage of Washington winemaking through an unwavering commitment to producing outstanding, approachable wines.Washington state and the Columbia Valley represent the perfect grape-growing climate, from the weather to the soil to the vineyard sites. These growing conditions, along with outstanding viticulture and winemaking practices, allow Columbia Crest to create high-quality wines that are true to their varietal character and represent the unique terroir of the region.

 

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