Bonair Winery 2013 Chateau Puryear Vineyard Chardonnay, Rattlesnake Hills, $20

By on January 2, 2016

bonair-winery-chateau-puryear-vineyard-estate-chardonnay-2013-bottleThe Puryears established these Chardonnay vines near Zillah, Wash., in 1980 and launched their winery in 1985, and winemaker Bill Mechem watched over this lot in new 228-liter barrels from the Vosges forests near Alsace. That oak program helps create a theme of butterscotch, baked Gala apple, poached pear with honey and crushed filberts with finish of honeysuckle and lemon. The Puryears enjoy pairing their estate Chardonnay with hot buttered popcorn and a movie.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 220 cases

Alcohol: 13.1%

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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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