Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2017 Umiker Vineyard Lochsa Chardonnay, Lewis-Clark Valley, $15

By on April 19, 2018

Karl Umiker manages the vineyard and his wife, Coco, handles the winemaking at their estate operation in the Lewiston Orchards in the hills above the Clearwater River. Wonderful aromas and flavors of melted butter, Gala apples, and lemon zest are also found on the palate. Just the right amount of acidity supports the mouth feel, which keeps things bright and fresh. It earned a double gold and best of class at the sixth annual Cascadia International Wine Competition. And it’s an ideal pairing with halibut.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 290 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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