Skyfall Vineyard 2014 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $12

By on June 19, 2016

skyfall-vineyard-chardonnay-2014-bottle1Best Buy! International wine conglomerate Deutsch Family launched this brand with the 2012 vintage, and it’s a collaboration with Yakima Valley grower/vintner David Minick of Precept. While the brand is named for the expanding Skyfall Vineyard between Red Mountain and the Horse Heaven Hills, fruit for this Chardonnay goes beyond the vines near Benton City. This Chardonnay is loaded with the fruity tones, opening with aromas of white peach, cotton candy and apricot blossom as buttery and nutty notes are released as the chill comes off. The rewarding mouth feel brings flavors of starfruit, nectarine, Gala apple and orange pith as lemon oil lingers in the finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 7,000 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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