Our 2002 Canoe Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay shows ripe apple and citrus aromas. Barrelfermenting added a creamy note and the malolactic fermentation contributed buttery flavors.Blending in 24 percent Chardonnay from a cooler vineyard site in the Yakima Valley added abit of acidity and backbone.
Vintage2002Varietal Composition98% CHARDONNAY2% GEWÜRZTRAMINERAppellationCOLUMBIA VALLEYBarrel Aging8 MONTHS (80% BARREL FERMENTED)100% FRENCH OAK25% NEW OAKRelease DateSUMMER 2003Optimum Timefor Consumption2003–2005Production StatisticsHARVEST DATES 9/16/02–9/18/02SUGAR AT HARVEST 24.5° BRIXWINE ACIDITY 6.9 GM/LTR.WINE PH 3.6ALCOHOL 13.5%CASE PRODUCTION 784
The crispness in this Chardonnay makes it a wonderful accompaniment to seafood andchicken dishes featuring cream or butter sauces, in which the natural acidity refreshes thepalate after the richness of the food. It also complements an assortment of rich cheeses.