Badger Mountain Organic Chardonnay 2019, Columbia Valley, Washington

Located on a south-southeast facing slope near the Tri-Cities in Washington’s famed Columbia Valley. Badger Mountain Vineyard is the first Certified Organic wine grape vineyard in the State. Originally planted in 1982, and certified in 1990, the vineyard has gone through constant improvement over the years. Varietal composition has changed to take advantage of site conditions. Trellising was converted to a Scott-Henry system in 1996 to maximize response to organic growing techniques, many of which were pioneered by Badger Mountain. 2019 vintage – 100% Chardonnay. 82% Badger Mountain Estate Vineyard, Columbia Valley 18% Aret√© Vineyard Chardonnay, Wahluke Slope. Bright aromas of citrus, apple, and kiwi layered with a whiff of limestone minerality that leads to a rich and nicely structured palate. Fresh citrus balanced with green apple, nectarine, and honey that linger nicely alongside a hint of minerality that is very well balanced, finishing with a nice touch of acidity.