2016 Three Rivers Reserve Chardonnay, Columbia Valley
Sourced exclusively from Gamache Vineyard in the Columbia Valley, our 2016 Reserve Chardonnay is a rich golden color. Enticing aromas of lemon curd and orange cream lead into mouth-filling flavors of white blossoms, citrus and baked pie crust. The palate is elegantly balanced with an opulent finish.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with grilled shrimp or butternut squash ravioli.
August 30, 2016
8 Months in French Oak Barrels, 24% new, 100% ML complete
100% Malolactic fermentation
2016 started out with above average temperatures reaching record heat in April. This jumpstarted our growing season and resulted in an earlier bloom than in 2015. Cooler June and July months slowed things down, allowing us to catch up in the vineyard. Temperatures heated back up in August and the Chardonnay grapes were harvested on August 30, 2016.
Gamache, Columbia Valley, 100%