Open Air 2015 Chardonnay, Snake River Valley, $18

By on November 6, 2016

open-air-chardonnay-2015-bottleThis Chardonnay is part of a new label for Ste. Chapelle. Longtime winemaker Maurine Johnson, who resigned this past summer and moved to Hogue Cellars in Washington, crafted this in a fresh style that could be likened to white Burgundy. Aromas of limestone, almond and Golden Delicious apple give way to flavors of fresh orchard fruit and just a whisper of oak. It was voted not only the best of class but also best white wine at the 2016 Idaho Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 132 cases

Alcohol: 13.7%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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