W.B. Bridgman 2010 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $11

By on March 2, 2013

Washington wineBest Buy! If Walter Clore was “the father of Washington wine,” then William Bridgman surely was its grandfather. The two-time mayor of Sunnyside first planted wine grapes on Snipes Mountain in 1917 and later provided advice and cuttings to Clore, the Washington State University scientist who encouraged wine grape plantings in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. This label was launched by Washington Hills in the 1990s to honor Bridgman and now is owned by Precept Wine in Seattle. This delicious Chardonnay offers fascinating aromas of strawberry taffy and mint, followed by cleansing flavors of lemon, apple and pineapple. Enjoy with chicken in a cream sauce, scallops or salmon.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 840 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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