Milbrandt Vineyards 2015 Traditions Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $13

By on January 21, 2017

Best Buy! The Milbrandt team sticks with its traditional slightly oaked program for this value-priced Chardonnay. It started with a mid-September harvest and stayed true to its six months in 25% new American oak, accounting for aromas of Honeycrisp apple, oak and vanilla with hints of candy corn and starfruit. There’s a pleasing balance of fruit and wood on the palate as pear and tropical flavors are joined by almond and nougat notes, backed by ample acidity. Suggested pairings include Creamy Gruyere & Shrimp Pasta by Evan Talen of Cheese Louise in Richland, Wash.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 6,100 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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