Three Rivers Columbia Valley Chardonnay 2008

Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington

$18.99 $11.99
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Item No. 108486
  • white wine
  • WS88
  • WE87
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: 14.3%

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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS88

Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 growing season started out slow with cool temperatures in the spring. The summer was consistent and warm. Hot August weather provided great ripening conditions getting the fruit ready to harvest. Due to the slow start to the vintage, harvest was on average 10 days later than in recent years. Fermented entirely in French oak barrels, our 2008 Columbia valley Chardonnay balances the richness of barrel aging with the crisp acidity of Columbia Valley vineyards.

Food Pairing: Try pairing our Chardonnay with seared halibut, roasted chicken or creamy pasta dishes.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright and lively, with pretty pear, passion fruit and floral flavors, lingering easily. Drink now."
88 Points

"Very soft, it feels like the vinous equivalent of a creampuff. The fruit is lightly tropical, with notes of caramel and banana, cut through with a streak of citrus and apple."
87 Points

Learn About Three Rivers Map ItMap It

Three Rivers Winery is a destination winery located just west of Walla Walla, Washington in the Columbia Valley wine country. Founded in 1999, Three Rivers Winery continues the tradition of acclaimed Walla Walla winemaking, handcrafting premium wines under the direction of Washington winemaking veteran Holly Turner. The winery is recognized for its quality and value driven 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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