Hints of spiced apples and pears with a touch smoke on the nose lead to mid-palate flavors of mineral, melon and cream. These aromas and flavors mingle with notes of pineapple on the buttery and lingering finish.
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Total Acidity 0.58 g/100ml
Alcohol Content: 14.4%
Barrel Aging: 16 months
A perfect ripening season with full crop yields and restrained sugar levels led to outstanding wines from Washington state’s vineyards in 2008.
Harvest began 10 days later than normal due to cool spring weather and a moderate summer.
Hot weather in August provided ideal ripening conditions for grapes across all varietals and harvest was quickly ramped up in order to obtain fruit at the optimum ripeness.
The Pinnacle of Winemaking Craftsmanship
Meticulously hand-crafted in our Petit Chai – a “winery-within-a-winery” – our Reserve wines represent the pinnacle of winemaking at Columbia Crest. Sourced from premier vineyard sites, less than one percent of the finest grape yields will qualify for our Reserve program, and these wines receive the same hands-on care and attention-to-detail associated with the world’s most exclusive boutique wineries.