Kestrel Chardonnay Yakima Valley 2009

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Full bodied, and bursting with green apple, lemon, honeysuckle, and the characteristic minerality. Wild yeast, the Wente Clone, fermentation and careful handling created a complex wine with many layers.

Region: USA » Washington » Yakima Valley

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Winery: Kestrel Wines
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Kestrel Wines:
We opened our winery in early 1999 on three acres in the Prosser Wine and Food Park. Our winery building is 15,000 square feet, which includes a 13,500 square foot cellar, tank, warehouse and barrel area as well as a 1,500 square foot tasting room, gift shop and office. We opened our doors as a 3,000 case winery and are now at approximately 35,000 cases. We are predominately a red wine producer... Read more
We opened our winery in early 1999 on three acres in the Prosser Wine and Food Park. Our winery building is 15,000 square feet, which includes a 13,500 square foot cellar, tank, warehouse and barrel area as well as a 1,500 square foot tasting room, gift shop and office. We opened our doors as a 3,000 case winery and are now at approximately 35,000 cases. We are predominately a red wine producer with 90% of our production in Lady in Red, our red table blend, as well as our red varietals - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. The remaining 10% is in Platinum - a blend of Gewurztraminer and Viognier, as well as Chardonnay and Viognier varietals. Barrel aging plays an important part in our wine production. Our wines are aged one-to-two years in the finest French, American and Hungarian oak barrels and provided bottle aging prior to release. Read less
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Snooth User: Matt Walker
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3.50 5
05/18/2012

An excellent value, green apple and lemon zest with just the right amount of oak plus a thin streak of minerality that rounds out the finish quite nicely.



Full bodied, and bursting with green apple, lemon, honeysuckle, and the characteristic minerality. Wild yeast, the Wente Clone, fermentation and careful handling created a complex wine with many layers.

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