Chardonnay, ‘Washington’, Woodward Canyon
This stunning 2014 Washington State Chardonnay was produced from 51% Celilo Vineyard chardonnay (Wente clone) grown in the Columbia River Gorge and 49% Woodward Canyon Estate chardonnay (Clone 108) in the northwestern corner of the Walla Walla Valley. The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted, and whole cluster pressed. The yield averaged around 3 tons per acre, with all grapes harvested by the end of September. This 2014 Washington State Chardonnay reflects the vintage well. The Walla Walla Valley influence is apparent due to the slightly richer character of nearly 40 year old estate grown fruit; the Celilo influence brings elegance, balance and length.
This wine was fermented in 100% French burgundy barrels; roughly 20% new.
**Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard is Certified Sustainable by IOBC via LIVE and is designated Salmon-Safe.**