The Conqueror 2013 Chardonnay, Horse Heaven Hills, $26

By on October 4, 2015

the-conqueror-chardonnay-labelSeattle-based Precept Wine operates several large plantings in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills, and two of them — Canoe Ridge Vineyard and The Benches — are featured under this new label. It’s reminiscent of some of heady and hedonistic California Chardonnays, starting with aromas of toasted oak, almond butter and sweet apricot jam. Inside, it features round flavors of butterscotch, crushed pears and lemon curd with a cleansing finish of lemon pith.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 450 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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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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