Washington Hills 2013 Chardonnay, Washington, $9

By on June 28, 2016

washington-hills-chardonnay-2013-bottleBest Buy! Precept Wine’s team in Walla Walla worked on this bargain Chardonnay that includes significant contributions from Rhône varieties Viognier (7%) and Roussanne (6%) and spent six months influenced by a blend of American and French oak. Those oak tones settle well behind aromas of dusty pear, starfruit and dried pineapple that include a touch of butterscotch and ghee. It’s quite vibrant in the mouth with ripe Bosc pear and Golden Delicious apple flavors. Great citrusy acidity still allows for just a touch of that oak to peek out in the long finish. These wines by Hal Landvoigt have wide distribution, and they also are available through Amazon.com.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 2,100 cases

Alcohol: 13.2%

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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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