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Columbia Crest Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Reserve 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

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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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.

Member Reviews for Columbia Crest Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Reserve

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
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2.50 5
07/15/2012

Decent mid-range chardonnay with some oak and subtle spice. Somewhat buttery with the oak over-riding the fruit.


Snooth User: calywa
9256772,170
3.00 5
02/11/2013

oaky and light with a hint of citrus


Snooth User: Chad Robbins
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4.00 5
07/24/2013

Fruit forward, soft tannins, nice finish, complex with blueberry, licorice. Cab, merlot, syrah blend


Snooth User: Ashrack
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4.00 5
10/01/2013

A really good mild and light blend.


Snooth User: RhinoRally
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2.50 5
12/22/2012

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Columbia Crest Chardonnay Horse Heaven Hills Reserve

External Review
02/04/2014

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.


External Review
02/05/2013

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.'


External Review
07/18/2013

If you have tried the H3 Cabernet and Merlot, this wine is for you. A new release with characteristics similar to other H3 productions.


External Review
03/16/2010

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.


External Review
02/04/2014

A detailed and refined white, layering its pear, tobacco, clotted cream and spice characters with finesse. The flavors play out gracefully. Deft finish. Drink now through 2015.



Tasting Notes:

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.

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.

Notes: Fermented, then aged for more than 14 months in 100% new French oak

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.51
Total Acidity: 0.53 grams per liter

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