2002 Columbia Crest Chardonnay Washington
"Styled for immediate appeal, this wine presents lemon and honeydew aromas that continue across a perfectly balanced palate. A soft fruity finish is threaded with hints of oak." Ray Einberger, Winemaker
Wine.comBigger, with more obvious oak than the CC regular, this gets special treatment (hand-stirred for nine months once a week) and 25% new oak. It's nicely integrated, big and buttery, with pleasing layers of caramelized sugar and baked apple. A home run.-Wine Enthusiast Best Buy Apple, pear and caramel are evident in the nose and on the palate. It is supple and mouth-filling with a long, lingering finish. Aged 11 months for added complexity and a rich, silky mouth feel. This is an approachable wine brimming with flavor.
User Tasting Note
drsmarkandcarl2/28/2011--old but not bad. Graham cracker, hint of oxidation, hint of pear.