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    Columbia Crest H3 Chardonnay 2008
    Chardonnay - Columbia Valley, Washington


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    Professional Ratings: 89 Wine Spectator, 89 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Columbia Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Chardonnay

    Style: Rich & Creamy

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 100142

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Aromatics of slight mineral, apple, pear, smoke and Horse Heaven Hills dust open this elegant yet racy, medium-bodied Chardonnay. A balanced palate of fruit and French oak leads to a seductive, creamy vanilla finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Ripe and generous, not heavy, but heady with spice-accented pear, honey and floral aromas and flavors, echoing nicely. Drink now.

    89 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2008 Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills is a bit more serious. Forty percent was barrel-fermented in new oak, 30% in seasoned barrels with the balance in stainless steel. Like the Grand Estates, it was aged for 6-9 months sur lie with weekly batonnage. It gives up aromas of buttered popcorn, pear, spiced apple, and mineral leading to a smooth-textured, ripe Chardonnay with very good volume and concentration. This well-balanced, lengthy effort should drink well for 2-3 years.

    89 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    User Reviews:

    Amelia Hatchard (9/29/2010)
    I love this chardonnay, but I was a little bit dissappointed by the 08 vintage, it didnt have the balance of the 07...but it was still quite good.
    Red w/Attitude (7/1/2011)

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