Carl’s Pond Winery 2012 Chardonnay, Rattlesnake Hills, $13

By on July 18, 2015

Carls-Pond-Winery-Chardonnay-Rattlesnake Hills-2012-BottleBest Buy! Gary Sleeger brings 23 years of winemaking to this young brand in Gig Harbor on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, but co-winemaker Frank Reale spearheads the Chardonnay program, and this vintage offers some opulence at a bargain price. Aromas of ripe pear, pineapple and toasted marshmallow lead to a palate of bold oak with flavors of baked pear and butterscotch candy.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 48 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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