Tamarack Cellars Chardonnay 2021, 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 2021 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: Beautiful aromas of apple pie spices and lemon raspberry squares are echoed in the bouquet, while on the palate the bright acidity of this wine showcases flavors of mango, butter and brown sugar acorn squash and white peach.