Columbia Crest Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Reserve 2010
The Grand Estates Chardonnay opens with bright fruit aromas of apple and pear which harmonize gracefully with signature notes of caramelized sugar and butterscotch. Ripe fruit flavors are bolstered by lively acidity, yet balanced deftly with a subtle creaminess. The striking combination of rich flavors, ample body and refreshing finish make this wine a natural pairing for a wide array of foods.
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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.
Decent mid-range chardonnay with some oak and subtle spice. Somewhat buttery with the oak over-riding the fruit.
oaky and light with a hint of citrus
Fruit forward, soft tannins, nice finish, complex with blueberry, licorice. Cab, merlot, syrah blend
A really good mild and light blend.
Two and a half glasses
External Reviews for Columbia Crest Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Reserve
The 2009 Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills (a mere 36,000 cases) was 75% barrel-fermented with 75% of the wine going through malolactic fermentation. It was aged sur lie in barrel for 9 months with batonnage. Toasty tropical aromas lead to a spicy, savory, well-balanced, lengthy Chardonnay that is an excellent value meant for drinking over the next 2–3 years.
From the winery, 'Intense aromas of apple and pear lead into hints of melon and creamy butter on the palate in this refined Chardonnay. The lingering finish is a lush balance of wood, carmelized sugar, and fruit.'
If you have tried the H3 Cabernet and Merlot, this wine is for you. A new release with characteristics similar to other H3 productions.
Columbia Crest Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills and all other wine from Columbia Crest are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.
Food Pairings for Columbia Crest Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Reserve
This bold Chardonnay opens with aromas of ripe apples, peaches and pears joined by hints of butter, toasted coconut and subtle mineral nuances. Apples and pears are repeated on the palate, complimented by a creaminess that lends an impression of weight and substance. Deftly balanced fruit notes and juicy acidity give way to a seamless yet persistent finish.
Notes: Fermented, then aged for more than 14 months in 100% new French oak
|Alcohol: 14.5%||pH: 3.51|
|Total Acidity: 0.53 grams per liter|
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