Ancestry Cellars 2012 Reunion Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $25
Jason Morin’s young Ancestry Cellars is part of the D-12 collective in Woodinville’s Warehouse District, and his current release of Chardonnay is much fuller and rounded than his soldout 2011 vintage. Some might even liken this to a famous California Chardonnay because of it is just a touch off-dry (0.7% residual sugar). It’s built in a reserve style, using 55% new French oak and full malolactic fermentation, which gives it aromas of toast, clarified butter, dried pineapple and hominy. The entry to the palate is rich, tasty and reminiscent of sweet pineapple, backed by apple sauce, toast and butterscotch.
Production: 800 cases
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