Canoe Ridge The Expedition Chardonnay 2011

Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $19.99
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The 2012 vintage is available for: $15.99
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Item No. 124849
  • WS89
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.7%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant yellow-gold in color this wine explodes from the glass with butterscotch and honeysuckle scents. Flavors of ripe pear combine with vanilla cream, honeydew melon and wet stone act as nuances for complexity. The palate is smooth with balanced acidity driving flavors from start to end. The finish lingers with a slight toasty note.

Blend: 100% Chardonnay

Critical Acclaim

"Smooth and generous, with apricot and nectarine overtones to the pear and butterscotch flavors, lingering on the expressive finish."
89 Points

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Shannon Wiggs - Gig Harbor, WA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/19/2014)
Style: Rich & Creamy
This compares nicely to some higher priced Chards. BUT don't think you're getting the same style with the '12. It is quite different and not nearly as full and rich. Maybe it needs a year or two.
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Learn About Canoe Ridge Map ItMap It

Canoe Ridge Vineyard's estate vineyard, uniquely sited at a broad section of the Columbia River in eastern Washington, produces grapes of uncommon quality. The vast river moderates temperatures, prolonging the grapes' time on the vines during summer days, which are longer at this northern latitude, while protecting the vines from hard freezes in the winter. Sheltering ridges limit...

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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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