Our Washington State Chardonnay is light straw in color and brilliantly clear. Vibrant aromas of cider apple, beeswax, and pear marry perfectly with understated oak creating subtle spice and vanilla notes. Whole cluster pressing gives delineated fruit flavors. The texture and weight create a nice mouthfeel and leave ripe fruit flavors of lemon, peach, and pommes fruit. Acidity and fruit are balanced in proportion.
This meticulously made wine is best served well chilled. Proper storage for premium white wines is to cellar them on their side at 55 to 60 degrees and chill to 45 to 48 degrees (depending on the varietal) just prior to serving to avoid the development of tartrate crystals.
Vineyards: Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard
Established in 1977, Woodward Canyon is the westernmost vineyard in Walla Walla Valley AVA, roughly 15 miles west of Walla Walla Washington. Our southeast-facing chardonnay (Clone 108) blocks were planted in 1977. There are 41 vineyard acres plant-ed and several more acres of green belts that support native species such as western juniper, ponderosa pine, western sagebrush, arrowleaf, balsamroot, and perennial wildflowers. Ritzville silt loam over fractured basalt, slope 15-18%, 750-850ft elevation. Managed in-house by Woodward Canyon.
Barrel fermented in 100% French Sirugue oak, 21% new.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with pan-seared white fish, roasted squash, or game bird. A perfect wine for holiday dinners or large family meals.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay