September 2010

Avery Lane Chardonnay Washington Columbia Valley 2007

This is another Washington wine from Precept's Avery Lane winery. I've previously written about the Avery Lane Cabernet Sauvignon, and as much as I was left underwhelmed by the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, I am pleased by this Chardonnay. It's a very pale yellow in the glass, with faint hints of green apple and (somewhat surprisingly) pineapple on the nose. It's 10% Sauvignon Blanc, and that percentage does make a difference. It's a little sweeter, and less oaky than your standard California style Chardonnay, with a sweet almost melon-like finish. Perfect for those last dwindling dog days of summer, now that fall is positively here and summer is technically over.