Washington Hills Winery 2017 Chardonnay, Washington State, $11

By on September 11, 2019

Best Buy! Hal Landvoigt, director of winemaking for Precept, oversees this long-lived brand created in 1988 in Sunnyside, and he takes pride in the continuing the label’s reputation for offering value. Traditionally, some of the state’s largest and best-known vineyards contribute to the Chardonnay program, which includes six months in oak. There’s some classic Chardonnay aspects to the profile, starting with its nose of pear, apple, dried apricot and butterscotch. There’s some richness to the structure of lemon curd and pear butter, yet ample acidity to balance the lightly buttery finish. Enjoy with poultry, seafood, creamy pasta dishes and curries.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 2,504 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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