2013 Browne Family Vineyards Chardonnay
In honor of Washington Wine Month we decided to crack open one red and one white wine. For the white wine we decided to go with this chardonnay from Browne Family Vineyards in Columbia Valley. Wine was crystal clear and pale yellow. Nose had some definite oak influence, we noted later that it is aged for 12 months in 68% new French oak. Nose started off with vanilla and some baking spices with undertones of white and tropical fruits, especially crisp green apple and guava. The tropical fruits were definitely more prominent on day two and three. This is a white wine with tannins, not just acidity. Moderate tannins (5/10) with moderate acidity. Very creamy with some wet rocks and minerality in the finish. Minerality increased on the next day. Finish was long and lingering. This wine needs another year or two to fully integrate and mellow out to become super smooth. It is definitely drinkable right now if you like fuller bodied Chardonnays.
2016 till 2019.
Price Point:$$ - Purchased for $27.02 with a 15% off coupon from Total Wine. You can purchase from the estate for $25.00.