Helix by Reininger 2013 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $21

By on July 18, 2015

helix-by-reininger-stillwater-creek-vineyard-chardonnay-2013-labelThis no-oak, fruit-forward Chardonnay from the Frenchman Hills north of the Wahluke Slope offers pleasing complexity from surlie aging. Tones of McIntosh apple and pear cider are joined by fun hints of cotton candy, apricot, mango and buttered toast. There’s richness on the midpalate, developed by the extended lees contact, before a clean and lengthy finish of Asian pear and Granny Smith apple.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 581 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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