Horse Heaven Hills
Heady aromas of ripe apples and pears are joined by subtle butter, toast and smoke nuances. Apples and pears are repeated on the palate, complimented by cream and mineral notes. This weighty Chardonnay ends with a rich and lengthy butter cream finish.
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Total Acidity 0.58g/100mL
Alcohol Content: 14.5
Barrel Aging: 16 months
The growing season was perfect with dry, warm weather and lots of sunshine.
Although bloom was delayed slightly by cool spring weather, warm temperatures soon returned and perfect ripening weather lasted through September.
A freeze in the Columbia Valley on the night of October 10th led to a slightly early end to the harvest season. However most grapes were already picked or had already reached a good level of maturity.
Overall the 2009 vintage produced white wines with lots of natural acidity and fruit-forward flavors.
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.