L’Ecole No. 41 2011 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $22

By on June 23, 2013

lecole chardonnayOne of Walla Walla’s iconic wineries continues to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year with a delicious Chardonnay that blends tropical and orchard notes with a balanced use of French oak. Schmitt Vineyard in the Yakima Valley accounts for the pineapple and lychee tones, while Evergreen Vineyard in the new Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley AVA adds apple, pear and citrus. In the background are those nose of toast and creamy butterscotch.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 4,650 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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