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Date Printed: 10/26/2014
Gordon Brothers Chardonnay 2008
Gordon Brothers Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 105206)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/26/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 86 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Pleasing aromas of pineapple and toffee greet the nose. Smooth and appealing for its balance, this wine presents flavors of pear, golden delicious apple, citrus zest and cloves. Lively acids invite these flavors to linger on the palate. Pair with citrus-sage roasted chicken, salmon or shellfish.
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About Gordon Brothers Cellars:

The Gordon Brothers vineyards were established in 1980. They have planted a total of 95 acres, consisting of 25 acres of Chardonnay, 21 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 acres of Merlot, 15 acres of Syrah, 14 acres of Sauvignon Blanc, and one acre of Gewurztraminer. The vineyards lie on a perfectly oriented south-facing slope ranging from an elevation of 600 to 682 feet above sea level, on the Snake River just above Ice Harbor Dam and the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers in southeastern Washington. These mature vines are proving that the Gordon Brothers vineyard has a singular, superior micro-climate. Superb air drainage and all the favorable effects of river sites for grape growing are only two of the reasons that these are some of the most sought-after grapes and wines in the Northwest.