Layers of pear, white peach, and crisp green apple lead to a light, almost honey-like texture in this classic French style Chardonnay. Lightly oaked, it shows great balance with a rich mouthfeel and lingering finish. "The aromas of barrel spice, pear and melon are light and deft. The flavors display elegance, restraint and nuance." - Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast
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🥈 SILVER: Northwest Wine Summit
🏆 88 POINTS: Wine Enthusiast
WINERY SPEC SHEET (pdf download): 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards
COMPOSITION: 100% Chardonnay. 13.4% ABV.
AGING: Drinks well now through 2018.
VINTAGE 2015: This was one of the warmest growing seasons on record in Washington state. Warm temperatures continued through the spring and summer, moderating slightly into fall and extending an early harvest. Overall, 2015 saw optimal ripening across varieties and yielded outstanding wines throughout the region.
VINEYARDS: Columbia Valley, Washington
WINEMAKING: Greg Koenig, Consulting Winemaker. Fruit parcels from our Rhone varietal vineyards were vinified separately. After free-run, light skin contact and fermentation in tank, partial malolactic fermentation occurred during barrel maturation in a mix of steel as well as new and old barriques - French, American and Hungarian oak in origin - for a period of 9 months. The wine experienced a light filtration, fining, and cold stabilization prior to bottling Bottled: June 2016.
CELLARS: Vinted, Cellared and Bottled in Koenig Winery, Caldwell Idaho (Snake River Valley)
CLOSURE: Traditional Cork
MARKETS: Winery Tasting Room. Wine Club Members across the USA. Fine Dining + Premier Retail Distribution to Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Alaska and Wyoming.