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Columbia Crest Chardonnay Blend Columbia Valley 2002

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Vinification * Grapes were destemmed, crushed and inoculated to begin fermentation. * Fermentation lasted 7-10 days on the skins, with a twice-daily pumpover regime. * The wine aged 12 months in French and American oak barrels. Technical Data * Total acidity: 0.53 g/100ml * pH: 3.66 * Alcohol: 13.50%

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Columbia Crest:
At Columbia Crest we pride ourselves on delivering handcrafted, superior-quality small-lot wines, as well as affordable everyday Washington wines. Our first release in 1984 started a tradition that has established us as one of America’s most popular and fast-growing wineries.
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Member Reviews for Columbia Crest Chardonnay Blend Columbia Valley

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Snooth User: Sputerbug
28506261
4.00 5
07/06/2007

good value,fruity,spicy,medium bodied


Snooth User: Cjade
3173532
4.50 5
11/14/2007

All I can say is it tastes like butterscotch when it is paired with Goat cheese! Great oaky flavor! Delicious!


Snooth User: johmdlee
36268322
1.50 5
02/06/2010

Maybe I kept it too long, but nothing special or inspiring. Leaves undesirable aftertaste on tongue.


Snooth User: jkhasson
4343914
4.00 5
10/07/2008

For the unbelievable price, this is a great table wine. Thanks for Randy Elrod for the recommendation.


Snooth User: efried
2887016
4.00 5
07/21/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for Columbia Crest Chardonnay Blend Columbia Valley

External Review
02/24/2012

Located in the middle of nowhere, Columbia Crest consistently produces massive quantities of good to excellent wine, a truly remarkable feat. For example, there are 285,000 cases of the 2002 Chardonnay Grand Estates, a superb value. This entirely barrel-fermented wine (60% American and 40% French, each of the 11,400 barrels has its lees stirred by hand every week for 6 months) reveals rich almond and spicy mineral aromas. Medium-bodied, satin-textured, and balanced, it offers loads of pear, apple, and melon flavors in its expressive character. Drink it over the next 2 years.


External Review
02/24/2012

Fruity and soft and approachable, a mass-produced wine that still shows hand-crafted flavors. For the price this may well be the countryrsquo;s top chardonnay.


External Review
02/24/2012

Yet another re-tool for this winery; Two Vines replaces the Columbia Valley tier. Smooth and flavorful, this chardonnay sports citrus/tropical fruit, suggestions of oak, and medium acids. Plenty of flavor in a balanced, forward, easy-drinking yet meaty effort.


External Review
02/24/2012

This is a blocky, chiseled, mainstream style, with big, chunky fruit and well-defined, toasty oak. Still rough around the edges, it has more weight and concentration than the less expensive but oh-so-buttery ldquo;Two Vinesrdquo; bottling.


External Review
02/24/2012

Ripe and generous, a bright mouthful of lemon-scented pear and kiwi flavors shaded with just enough buttery oak to make it feel rich. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
02/24/2012

Bigger with more obvious oak than the CC ldquo;regular,rdquo; this gets special treatment (hand-stirred for nine months once a week) and 25% new oak. Itrsquo;s nicely integrated, big and buttery, with pleasing layers of carmelized sugar and baked apple. A home run.


External Review
02/24/2012

Smooth, polished style has tangy pineapple flavors, finishing with a creamy note. Drink now.


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Vinification * Grapes were destemmed, crushed and inoculated to begin fermentation. * Fermentation lasted 7-10 days on the skins, with a twice-daily pumpover regime. * The wine aged 12 months in French and American oak barrels. Technical Data * Total acidity: 0.53 g/100ml * pH: 3.66 * Alcohol: 13.50%

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