Lone Birch 2012 Chardonnay, Yakima Valley, $12

By on February 12, 2015

Lone Birch-Chardonnay-nv-BottleBest Buy! The Miller family has farmed their land near Prosser, Wash., since before World War II, and there’s a 70-year-old birch tree that stands out among their vast vineyards. They’ve depicted that lone birch tree as the icon for their second label, and this Chardonnay and the rest of their lineup compete quite well at any price point. Marcus Miller crafted this with just a hint of toast as he kept the focus on bright fruit tones of white pear, Granny Smith apple and mango. Notes of citrus, jasmine and minerality make it a bit reminiscent of a Chablis.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 3,507 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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