Best Buy! No production of Northwest Chardonnay is larger than this, and the consumer receives remarkable complexity for the price. Aromas conjure up thoughts of Granny Smith apple, lemon and Tim’s All Natural Unsalted Potato Chips, but there are barrel notes of toasted oak and vanilla. Much of the massive lot was aged in nearly neutral barrels and stirred on the lees for seven months, paving the way to flavors of Bosc pear, baked apple, dried pineapple, jicama and vanilla. A sheen of orange oil in the finish bodes nicely for tarragon-influence chicken, crab, salmon with fresh ginger or seared scallops.
Production: 729,000 cases