Lagana Cellars 2016 Cockburn Ranch Chardonnay, Walla Walla Valley, $20

By on June 9, 2017

Jason Fox, a proud product of Walla Walla Community College’s winemaking program, chose to create this is a bright and shiny style, and he’s hit the mark with Sept. 3 harvest at 21 Brix from the Zerba family’s Jon Cockburn Ranch near Milton-Freewater, Ore. It’s fruit-forward from start to finish with aromas and flavors of Bosc pear, Golden Delicious apple and shaved almond. Lemon juice and lime zest combine for a tingling finish. This earned a gold medal at the 2017 Cascadia Wine Competition, nearly two months prior to its May release.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 82 cases

Alcohol: 12.4%

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  1. […] This year, Fox has continued his success in blind judgings, which included a gold medal for his 2016 Cockburn Ranch Chardonnay at the 2017 Cascadia International, and a gold medal for this exciting Cab Franc at the fifth […]

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