Gordon Estate 2012 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $14

By on July 14, 2013

Gordon Estate makes wine from its estate grapes above the Snake River in Washington state.Best Buy! Jeff Gordon planted his vineyard in the 1980s on a beautiful location overlooking the Snake River just upstream from the Columbia River near Pasco, Wash. The winery has opened a tasting bar in Pasco and is working on a second one in Vancouver, Wash. This Chardonnay opens with aromas of lime zest, lemon, celery and mint, followed by flavors of fresh caramel, Asian pear and jicama, all backed with bright acidity.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 3,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.7%

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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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