Rulo Winery 2012 Sundance Vineyard Chardonnay, Wahluke Slope, $25

By on May 30, 2014

rulo-winery-sundance-vineyards-chardonnay-2012-bottleThe Schlickers think so much of this site in the middle of the Wahluke Slope — one of 10 in the AVA controlled by the Milbrandt brothers — they produce a rarely seen vineyard-designate white wine from this area surrounding Mattawa, Wash. It’s whole-cluster pressed, developed in stainless steel and steered clear of malolactic fermentation. That explains the aromas of lemon, melon, apple and lemon pepper, followed by flavors of ripe Bartlett pear, lemon and lime with Gala apple peel bite in the back.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 132 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

Winery website

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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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