Kyra Wines 2012 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $15

By on April 21, 2014

kyra-wines-chardonnay-2012-labelBest Buy! The Baerlochers began planting their vineyards on Washington’s Wahluke Slope in 1999, but their relationships also grant them entry into Evergreen Vineyard, a site in the Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley that produces some of the state’s top white wines. That combination plays out in this Chardonnay from their Moses Lake winery. The barrel program of 25% French oak allows for aromas and flavors of dusty apple, pineapple, pear and lime. With that ripeness of fruit comes a balancing blast of acidity and a touch of minerality often found in wines from Evergreen, which often demand a higher tariff than this.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 120 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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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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