Bright aromas of pear, apple, and orange zest layered with a nice hint of caramel and chalk that lead to a nicely structured palate. Fresh citrus balanced with green apple, pineapple, and stone fruit linger nicely alongside a hint of minerality that is very well balanced with a nice touch of acidity.
93% Organic Chardonnay and 7% Organic Riesling
55% Badger Mountain Estate Chardonnay, Columbia Valley
38% Areté Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope
7% River Crest Riesling, Columbia Valley
With harvest dates ranging from late September to early December, the fruit had a very extended hang time that allowed us to craft a very balanced wine with beautiful rich flavors while maintaining a great undertone of acidity. Both lots of Chardonnay were cold fermented with PDM yeast in our stainless steel upright fermenters. The Riesling was cold fermented in stainless with Elegance yeast to enhance the brightness of this varietal.
Residual Sugar: Dry