Browne Family Vineyards 2016 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $25

By on August 27, 2018

Precept CEO Andrew Browne’s personal brand recruits Waterbrook winemaker John Freeman to craft a fine Chardonnay with apple and citrus aromas, apple and fresh pineapple flavors and a crisp finish with a bit of apple peel bite at the end. Its farewell offers up just a hint of tropicality, likely from the Viognier (4%) blended into it, and the background of new French oak (62%) adds to the regal approach. This won a gold medal at the sixth annual Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 3,100 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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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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