2016 "LUCK DRAGON" CHARDONNAY

100% Unfiltered Chardonnay 

Columbia Valley

Released July 8, 2017

56 cases

ON THE NOSE

Aromas of white peach, buttered popcorn and pineapple. 

ON THE PALATE

Creamy flavors of buttery tropical tart followed by coconut and toasted almonds. Ripe peach and tropical fruit lingers on the finish with a hint of minerality.

METHOD

Our first Chardonnay was made to bridge the gap between two very polar styles--buttery and fruity.  To achieve roundness and just enough butteriness, we barrel-aged our Chardonnay for 7 months in 100% new French oak and stopped our malo-lactic fermentation at 25%.  We feel this method preserved the wonderful tropical fruit flavors courtesy of the exceptionally hot 2016 growing season.  To add a touch of old world character, we bottled the 2016 Luck Dragon Chardonnay without filtration.     

AWARDS

Silver - 2017 Great Northwest Wine Invitational




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