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Port Townsend Vineyards

2016 Reserve Chardonnay - 750ml bottle Image

2016 Reserve Chardonnay - 750ml bottle

Vineyard:

Cave B Vineyards in the Ancient Lakes AVA. Grown on the site of the Gorge Amphitheater. This is their original Chardonnay planting that will be torn up in favor of a parking lot any year now. I think there’s a Joni Mitchell song about paving paradise that illustrates this predicament quite well.

Process:

Fermented entirely in barrel, half in new French oak. The barrels were stirred weekly following fermentation. Blended to highlight what the judicious use of oak and Chardonnay can do together with to create a complex, rich yet also balanced wine.

Tasting notes:

Rich, creamy nose and palate fringed with ripe pear, kaffir lime leaf and panna cotta.

Aging:

2018 to 2025. Should deepen and expand with every year that passes.

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/ 750ml bottle
SKU: R16CH-B
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Ancient Lakes
Alcohol %
13.6