Washington Chardonnay remains a big favorite

By on March 20, 2016

Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2014 Reserve Chardonnay, Horse Heaven Hills, $26

canoe-ridge-vineyard-reserve-chardonnay-2014-bottleOne of Walla Walla’s historic brands continues its reputation with Chardonnay off two beautiful estate plantings – The Benches and Canoe Ridge Vineyard – that overlook the Columbia River near Paterson, Wash. Bill Murray’s barrel program of 100% French oak for 10 months makes for aromas of banana taffy, dark toast and raw almonds, followed by flavors of Bananas Foster, lime taffy and more toast. It finishes bone dry with brisk acidity and almond extract.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 1,200 cases

Alcohol: 14.8%

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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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