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.
Try pairing our Chardonnay with seared halibut, roasted chicken or creamy pasta dishes.
"Bright and lively, with pretty pear, passion fruit and floral flavors, lingering easily. Drink now."
"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."