Columbia Crest Reserve Chardonnay 1995

Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 5575
  • white wine
  • WS90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

The artisan winemaking processes people associate with small, family-owned wineries are all on view in this Reserve Chardonnay. Small vineyard lots were selected early in the growing season, and grapes were given precious extra time on the vine before harvest. The hand-picked grapes were fermented in new Burgundian French oak barrels, followed by malolactic fermentation to give the wine its creamy, nutty quality. A year on the lees with gentle hand-stirring completed the process.

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Founded in 1983, Columbia Crest has grown from a small winery in a relatively unknown wine region to one of the most significant wineries in the U.S. and a major force behind Washington state's emergence as a world-class wine region. Over the years, the winery has remained committed to delivery handcrafted, small-lot wines, as well as affordable, superior quality everyday wines. ...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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