Columbia Crest H3 Chardonnay 2007

Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 96228
  • white wine
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

Aromatics of slight mineral, apple, pear and caramelized sugar open this elegant, medium-bodied Chardonnay. The balanced palate of pineapple and coconut leads to a seductive, creamy vanilla finish.

The mild winter allowed the vines to remain in good shape throughout the cold months. In May, one to two weeks before bloom, temperatures spiked to 100 degrees for about a week. The heat spike led to a smaller canopy which allowed for more light penetration, and contributed to good flavor development in the fruit. The hot temperatures also contributed to smaller berries with concentrated flavors. During fruit set the weather conditions were favorable and the summer saw mild to average temperatures. Veraison started 10 days ahead of average. At the beginning of harvest, temperatures were moderate, and September weather was ideal for harvest.

Critical Acclaim

"Vibrant and generous, with a spicy edge to the soft, ripe pear, cream and lime aromas and flavors, lingering on the expressive finish."
90 Points

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Wife and I each took 1/2 a glass down before giving up... one of the worst wines I've ever tried (and I've tried a lot!) Coconut-Pineapple finish is like eating metal.
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We normally drink higher rated, more expensive chardonnay, but were surprised to find such excellent complexity of nose and flavor at this price point. Ordered several more bottles.
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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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