Vale Wine Co. 2011 Chardonnay, Snake River Valley, $16

By on November 23, 2013

vale-wine-company-chardonnayThe Idaho wine industry relies heavily on Skyline Vineyard, the state’s largest planting at 400 acres. It helps make for aromas of fresh apple cider, lemon custard, pear and a touch of oak. Apple and pear lead the flavors on the entry, backed by a bit of toastiness and butter on the midpalate. Modest acidity and peach pit in the finish make this more food-friendly than many Chardonnays.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 112 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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