Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2016 The Expedition Chardonnay, Horse Heaven Hills, $15

By on May 7, 2018

Best Buy! This Walla Walla winery relies on estate plantings along the Columbia River — its namesake vineyard and Wallula Vineyard near McNary Dam — for this easily attained bargain. It offers a rich amber color and fun aromas of Pixy Stix grape candy and jasmine backed by lemon curd on toast. As a partially barrel-fermented Chardonnay for nine months, it’s a rather voluptuous drink reminiscent of an Orange Julius that’s finished with jasmine mint tea.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 11,155 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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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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