Tamarack Cellars Chardonnay 2017, Columbia Valley, Washington

Founded in 1998 by Ron and Jamie Coleman, Tamarack Cellars is dedicated to the production of small lot, hand-crafted wines from select vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley, Rattle Snake Hills, Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope, Yakima Valley, Red Mountain and Columbia Valley appellations. The winery is located in a restored WW II fire station and barracks at the Walla Walla Airport Complex. The 2017 vintage is 100% Chardonnay. Grapes are dropped by gravity straight to the press, squeezed directly to barrel and chilled, inoculated with Chardonnay 3079 yeast, primary fermentation started and completed in barrel with secondary fermentation started but not completed, about 35% malic acid is left in the Chardonnay. New and used French oak used. Tasting Notes: Apple crisp, grandma’s Holiday divinity and apricot aromas lead to Golden Delicious apple, butterscotch, ripe pear and macadamia nut flavors with brilliant acidity, inviting tannins and a rich finish. The best of both worlds of Chardonnay, this wine is barrel-fermented and aged in neutral French oak to highlight the fruit and add complexity.

$18.99