Sagelands Vineyard 2011 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $10

By on August 22, 2013

Sagelands Vineyard is a longtime Yakima Valley winery now owned by Precept Wine in Seattle.Best Buy! This longtime Yakima Valley winery is now a label for Precept Wine in Seattle. Sagelands’ wines are uniformly delicious and affordable, as evidenced by this stunning and inexpensive Chardonnay. It opens with elegant aromas of artichoke in a butter sauce, diced celery, banana and pineapple, followed by bright, rather complex flavors of Granny Smith apple, Asian pear and a whisper of buttered toast. A kiss of sweetness adds length and bevels the edges on this wine’s impressive acidity, and the balance between oak and fruit is superb. Enjoy this with oysters, prawns, scallops, chicken or linguine in an alfredo sauce.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 3,500 cases

Alcohol: 13%


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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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