This Chardonnay from the Horse Heaven Hills presents heady aromas of apples and pears with beautiful nuances of spice, brown sugar, toast, coconut and vanilla. Rich, ripe fruit flavors are enhanced by a hint of butter and creaminess on the palate followed by a perfectly balanced, lush and lingering finish. — Ray Einberger, Winemaker
"Polished, creamy and generous with hazelnut-accented pear and cream flavors that linger with some refinement. Drink now. 500 cases made."
The Wine Advocate
"This is a bigger and riper bottle all around than any other Columbia Crest Chardonnays. You get more power—big tropical fruit flavors and even more of the buttered popcorn character than defines the entire lineup—but the tradeoff is that there is less detail, more alcohol, and an over-riding simplicity that risks becoming boring. Grab the H3 if you want complexity; this bottle is for those who want the power."