Best Buy! Precept CEO Andrew Browne continues to grow the brand that’s dedicated to his family, and Chardonnay is a grape grown on five of the six vineyards most closely linked to Browne Family Vineyards. Waterbrook winemaker John Freeman and his team devote nine months to an oak program of 24% new wood, and that use shows from beginning to end, starting with an enticing wave of tropicality, hinting at Ambrosia salad with marshmallow and a dusting of baking spices. There’s roundness of the palate, which includes lanolin and vanilla bean, Golden Delicious apple, pear skin and lingering pineapple juice. There are now four tasting rooms for the BFV wines — Walla Walla (downtown), Seattle (Pioneer Square), Tacoma (Proctor District) and now Bellevue (Old Main).
Rating: Excellent – 89 points
Production: 4,250 cases