14 Hands Winery 2013 Chardonnay, Washington, $12

By on October 19, 2015

14 Hands Winery-2013-Chardonnay BottleBest Buy! One of the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most affordable offerings of Chardonnay also ranks as one of the region’s most approachable. The nose offers fresh-cut Gala apple, honeysuckle, lemon chiffon, jicama and dusty minerality. Inside, its akin to a delicious bite of a fresh caramel apple, backed by white peach and light butter notes —  a sign of the 20 percent primarily neutral barrel fermentation. The rather tart finish of a lemon bar adds refreshing juiciness and creates thoughts of grilled halibut with mango salsa. Suggested pairings also include roasted chicken, Lemon Pepper Salmon, Seafood Alfredo or Caesar Salad.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 105,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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