JM Cellars 2014 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $38

By on July 11, 2016

jm-cellars-chardonnay-2014-bottleJohn Bigelow of Woodinville has crafted a lovely example of Chardonnay combining grapes from two stellar sites in the Columbia Basin with a reputation for shining with whites – Conner Lee and Stillwater Creek. It opens with an oak and lemon overlay of aromas, followed by lemon, tart apple and pineapple on the palate. A tart nip of acidity makes for a lingering finish. It earned a gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition and seems headed to a trajectory similar to Bigelow’s 2013 Chardonnay. That merited a Double Platinum and ranked as the best of class at Wine Press Northwest magazine’s 2015 Platinum Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 316 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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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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