A perfect yellow/green color precedes the integrated Chardonnay/oak flavors. The chardonnay is rich, deeper toned, with soft sur lees character. The acid provides a balance to these rich flavors. The wine’s lingering after taste reminds one of one of Chardonnay grown on the same parallel in France; not an Ausie Chardonnay.
A WINE to compliment your FINE DINING
A unique wine due to vine’s heritage and vineyard location.
This rare clone of Chardonnay planted on a volcanic mountain in the Northwest’s very cool Columbia Gorge AVA provides a classic style Chardonnay with a hint of oak, lush mouth feel, and refreshing mineral flavors. The vines’ heritage shows a medium bodied wine that develops with age, offering complex aromatics and integrated flavors.
Grapes are grown on the East slope of the Cascade Range just 48 miles East of Portland, OR. Vineyard is one mile west of the White Salmon River and one mile north of the Columbia River.
As of Spring 2013 the 2005 Estate Chardonnay is at it peak. 2006 Estate Chardonnay (Lot III) is starting to open to its potential. Think in Burgundian timing.