Fujishin Family Cellars 2012 Late Harvest Chardonnay, Snake River Valley, $20

By on June 10, 2014

fujishin-family-cellars-late-harvest-chardonnay-2012-labelAside from the Okanagan Valley, few folks in the Pacific Northwest produce Chardonnay in a dessert style, but Idaho winemaker Martin Fujishin continues to his deal out a delicious late harvest. And while he produced a bit less of it compared with his 2011 vintage, he keeps it dialed in at 6% residual sugar. The aromas bring hints of pineapple, dried apricot, tutti frutti, orange peel and clove. What follows are flavors of a baked apple drizzled with honey, backed by peach, more apricot and pineapple. It’s capped with a fun note of bubble gum. These wines are available for online sales in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and California.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 110 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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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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