Delicious wines from Washington’s versatile Yakima Valley

By on April 12, 2015

Kana Winery 2013 Zillah Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay, Yakima Valley $16

kana_winer_zillah_ranch_vineyard_chardonnay_2013_labelOne of Yakima’s long-standing downtown wineries celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, and winemaker Tony Lombardo presents a Chardonnay that nicely balances barrel and fruit. There’s light toast in the nose with ripe peach, Golden Delicious apple, lemon and Spanish almond notes. It’s clean, bright and approachable as it fills the mouth with orchard fruit and juicy acidity, which makes it easy to like as lemon pith in the finish lends itself to seafood and light pasta dishes. This won a gold medal at the 2015 Seattle Wine and Food Experience Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 200 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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  1. Paul Cockrell says:

    Obviously there is a typo. How many cases does Palencia produce?

    • Andy Perdue says:


      For his day job at J&S Crushing/Columbia River’s Edge Winery in Mattawa, Wash., Victor Palencia oversees more than 1 million cases in wine production. For Palencia Winery, he makes about 3,000 cases total.

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