Seven Falls 2011 Chardonnay, Wahluke Slope, $15

By on April 4, 2013

Washington wineBest Buy! Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ newest label pays homage to the Columbia River that flows along the arid Wahluke Slope in Washington’s Columbia Valley. Prior to Priest Rapids Dam, the river went over seven falls in a brief stretch. All of those falls are now underwater behind the hydroelectric dam. This delicious Chardonnay tastes more expensive than it is, thanks to luscious aromas of butterscotch, baked apple and spice, followed by rich flavors of orange, dried pineapple and oak. It has surprisingly lively acidity, considering the amount of oak and lees aging.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 10,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

Distribution: Washington and Oregon restaurants


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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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