Lake Chelan Winery Chardonnay 2015
Centered on Lake Chelan in north central Washington, only about one percent of the region’s total area is planted to vine. The lake is large enough to moderate the weather patterns for its surrounding vineyards; the region supports a large variety of grape varieties.
One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.