48. Woodward Canyon Winery 2012 Chardonnay, Washington, $44
Winemaker Kevin Mott used grapes from the estate vineyard in the hills of the northern Walla Walla Valley, and he blended them with Chardonnay from Celilo Vineyard on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge. A hint of mint, apple and pineapple lead off the aromas, followed quickly by apple, pineapple and lemon in the mouth. The fruit flavors linger on, slowly fading as a firm apple bite of acid clears the palate and leaves the tongue salivating for another delightful sip.
Production: 873 cases