Westport Winery 2013 Shorebird Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $25

By on October 12, 2014

westport-winery-shorebird-chardonnay-nv-labelThe Roberts family’s relationship with acclaimed winemaker John Bookwalter continues to pay dividends, which includes an introduction to Conner-Lee Vineyard — one of Washington’s top sites for Chardonnay. Handled in a fruit-forward style, the nose comes with hints of fresh pineapple, sliced Gala apple and pear. There’s a tropical entry to the palate with flavors of mango, passionfruit and Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. Suggested pairings include pan-fried oysters, and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Grays Harbor Audubon Society.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 104 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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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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