As one of the few estate-grown wineries in Washington, Gordon Estate prides itself on the grapes grown in the estate called Kamiak Vineyards. Kamiak is located on the southern-facing slope of the Snake River, in the heart of Washington’s wine country, Columbia Valley.
This unoaked Chardonnay was made in a fruity style and the result is a light and crisp, well-balanced wine. During its 6 months of aging in stainless steel tanks, we made batonnages twice a month using the rich fine lees formed during the fermentation. Batonnage is the process of stirring the fine lees remaining in the tank of unfinished wine to give it a creamier and “sweet” texture. Enjoy this superb Chardonnay with grilled seafood or chicken salad.
Blend: 90% Chardonnay / 10% Viognier
Grower/Vineyard: Kamiak Vineyards: Columbia Valley, WA / Viognier: Ripon, CA
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes
Color: yellow w/ golden hues
Aroma: pineapple, citrus, apple blossom, peach
Palate: tropical fruit, mango, orange peel, apple
Finish: round, smooth, fruity
Foods: smoked salmon, grilled calamari, stuffed
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