The Olsen Family has been farming grapes in the Yakima Valley since 1990. This is a high elevation, cool site that sits at an elevation of 880 feet – 1,350 feet. The cooler climate offers a natural acidity that is sought in the finished wines and serves as the backbone of this Chardonnay program. Grapes are gently whole cluster pressed. 2017 vintage – Fermented with a combination of native and commercial yeast. Batonnage daily during primary fermentation, weekly during malolactic fermentation and then once a month. Aged sur lees 10 months. Fermented in 51% French oak barrels – 17% new; 11% Stainless barrels; 23% Egg. Winemaker’s Notes: This classic Washington State Chardonnay hails from Olsen Vineyard, one of the state’s premier vineyards. This is a high elevation, cool site that sits at an elevation of 1,110 feet – 1,350 feet. It was picked at perfect ripeness preserving its beautiful fruit flavors, racy acidity and natural balance. This is an amazing food wine that should be the star of setting your imagination on fire with pairing possibilities.