Thanks to diverse styles, Chardonnay makes a comeback

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Ryan Patrick Vineyards 2013 Naked Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $10

ryan-patrick-vineyards-naked-chadonnay-2013-bottleBest Buy! Jeremy Santo was raised in the Yakima Valley by research scientists and starred as a defensive back for the Prosser High Mustangs. This vintage marks his second as head winemaker for Ryan Patrick Vineyards, and he’s created a marvelous stainless steel Chardonnay with fruit from Sagemoor, Wautoma Winds and Sundance vineyards. Aromas of fresh-cut pineapple, guava, There’s complexity to the structure that opens with a pleasing mouth feel from stirring on the lees as flavors of Asian pear and dried apricot transition to a crisp finish with Gala apple. The screwcap makes it quick and easy to serve with summertime salads, cheeses and fresh fruit.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 8,200 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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