Washington Chardonnay remains a big favorite

By on March 20, 2016

Armstrong Family Winery 2013 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $28

armstrong-family-winery-chardonnay-2013-labelWoodinville winemaker Tim Armstrong takes a trip to the Gorge Amphitheater and SageCliffe Vineyards for his latest impressive release, a reserve-style Chardonnay. Aged on the lees for 18 months in 100 percent new French oak, it offers aromas of dusty Gala apple, maraschino cherry, brown sugar and butter with just a touch of oak and sprinkle of baking spice. Inside, it’s rich and round on the entry offering flavors of pear butter and more Gala apple. A spark of acidity on the midpalate transitions to a luscious finish. The Armstrongs enjoy this with crab cakes, plank-grilled salmon and mushroom risotto.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 50 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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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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