05 Aug Columbia Crest H3 Chardonnay 2013 ($15)
This Week In White Wine Reviews: Columbia Crest H3 Chardonnay 2013 ($15) – Click Here 2 Buy Wine
“Light, fresh and inviting, with creamy pear flavors on a sleek frame.” – Wine Spectator
Wine Ratings & Awards
2015 Wine Spectator – 87 Points
2015 THEGRAPE Grape Certified – Gold Medal
The Columbia Valley is the largest wine-growing region in Washington and encircles a number of smaller wine regions, which include: Horse Heaven Hills, Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, and more. While many popular wine varieties flourish in this vast and fruitful region, Chardonnay falls in line as the third most popular grape variety grown throughout the wine region.
The 2013 vintage experienced some-what temperate weather conditions. Despite a warm summer, cool temperatures and light rain fostered hang time development for the grapes, which led to incredible fruit flavors and character in the wine.
The 2013 Columbia Crest H3 Chardonnay is truly elegant! A medium-bodied white wine that reveals rich aromas of spiced pear and freshly sliced apples with notes of blossoms and honey. Hints of tasty coconut join flavors of white orchard fruits, pineapple, grapefruit and sweet oak, ending with a lengthy finish of creamy vanilla. Try pairing this wine with: lemon rosemary pan roasted chicken, seared scallop pasta, Hawaiian pizza, or a baked falafel pita – all complement the wine quite well. Enjoy now or cellar a couple of bottles for later on this year.
Wine Region: Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
Wine Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Style: Full-bodied, Fruity & Creamy
Food & Wine Pairings: Hawaiian Pizza & Wine – Click 4 Recipe
Aroma & Flavor
Grape Certified Gold
The 2013 Columbia Crest H3 Chardonnay is a wine for all occasions and palates alike and under $20. Think weekend brunches and barbecues, or even holidays. This wine pairs well with an assortment of cuisines, and makes a great housewarming gift too. Sweet pear and apple dance in your mouth, followed by tropical fruits, and oaky elements that end on a creamy note. You’ll be hooked after one glass and ready for number two! Enjoy this Grape Certified Gold wine now!