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Columbia Winery Chardonnay Columbia Valley 2016

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2016 Columbia Chardonnay has vibrant aromas and flavors of juicy pears, apples and subtle notes of tropical fruits. Hints of sweet vanilla and oak are complemented by bright acidity for an elegant Chardonnay that is distinctly Northwest. The perfect accompaniment for a variety of foods, try this wine with Dungeness crab or mussels.

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Columbia Winery:
Columbia Winery was founded in 1962 during the birth of the Washington wine industry by a group of 10 people from Seattle, 6 of whom were University of Washington professors. Under the name "Associated Vintners", their goal was to bring european-style wine to Washington State. They began production in the basement of a Laurelhurst home and grew to one of the largest producers in th... Read more
Columbia Winery was founded in 1962 during the birth of the Washington wine industry by a group of 10 people from Seattle, 6 of whom were University of Washington professors. Under the name "Associated Vintners", their goal was to bring european-style wine to Washington State. They began production in the basement of a Laurelhurst home and grew to one of the largest producers in the state. The winery has the distinction of being the first premium winery in the state as well as having the frist Master of Wine on the continent as their winemaker--David Lake. David Lake was instrumental in bringing several varietals, including Syrah, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, and Pinot Gris, into the state through a partnership with Mike Sauer, the owner of the Red Willow vineyard. Columbia Winery was the first in the state to commercially produce a Syrah, which has become one of Washington's most acclaimed varietals. Currently, Columbia Winery produces anything from a stylish Malbec, to their most popular Cellarmaster's Riesling, to beautifully crafted Syrahs and Cabernets, to a beautiful Bordeaux style blend named The Peninsula. The 2003 Otis Cabernet was awarded a spot among the top 100 wines in Washington according to the Seattle Times and the 2007 Small Lot Riesling, a lovely, crisp off-dry riesling was named the Northwest wine of the Week. They are open for tasting 7 days a week from 10-6. Tastings cost $5; a small price to pay for 5 tastes from a menu of 8 wonderful wines. The tasting room staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and prides themselves on educating visitors on Columbia Winery as well as Washington wine. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Columbia Winery Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464773,119
0.00 5
03/21/2019

White peach and blossom with tangerine zest notes and fresh herb adding another dimension. This is soft, juicy and dry on the palate showing good cool fruit notes of peach, pear and apple with a tart crisp mid palate with some melon and lemon coming through on the zesty toasted finish. Refreshing and light.



The 2016 Columbia Chardonnay has vibrant aromas and flavors of juicy pears, apples and subtle notes of tropical fruits. Hints of sweet vanilla and oak are complemented by bright acidity for an elegant Chardonnay that is distinctly Northwest. The perfect accompaniment for a variety of foods, try this wine with Dungeness crab or mussels.

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Alcohol: 13.8%

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