Waterbrook Winery 2012 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $14

By on December 16, 2013

waterbrook-winery-chardonnay-2012-bottleBest Buy! The combination of quality vineyards — Canyon Ranch, Sagemoor, Willard and The Benches — the barrel program with 30% stainless steel juice creates a profile of Chardonnay that one might not expect at this price in the Pacific Northwest. Aromatics gather up hints of pineapple, poached pear, lightly buttered toast and lemon pepper, which set the stage for a clean and plush drink. There’s more toast, pear butter and butterscotch in the flavors with lemony acidity and a scrape of flint in the finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 14,846 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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