Best Buy! Here’s an example of Walla Walla winery that’s serious about Chardonnay, and founding winemaker Ron Coleman makes sure his impression is approachable in structure and price. Grapes from six vineyards – Lewis and Olsen Brothers in the Yakima Valley, Bacchus, Sagemoor and Gamache in the Columbia Basin, and Alderbanks in the Walla Walla Valley – were fermented mostly in neutral French oak. That creates a fruit-forward approach with a touch of oak, bringing aromas of Gala apple, pear and hazelnut. Its pleasing mouth feel begins with upfront acidity then a fleshy midpalate of melon with pan-fried banana, transitioning to finish that combines Granny Smith apple and lime zest.
Production: 2,000 cases