Apex Cellars 2012 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $20

By on January 19, 2014

apex-cellars-chardonnay-bottleThis Prosser, Wash., winery is well into its third decade, and Ron Bunnell continues its tradition with balanced, fruit-forward Chardonnay. The nose features pineapple, pear and melon with notes of lemon zest and coriander. And yet, the 100% barrel fermentation allows for round flavors of pineapple and pear amid a feel of butter and toast.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 2,726 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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