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2015 Maryhill Columbia Valley Washington Chardonnay

14.5% alc., pH 3.43, TA 0.613, RS 0.1%, 4,941 cases, $16. From a family-owned and operated winery and amphitheater perched on a bluff high above the Columbia River near Goldendale, Washington (90 minutes east of Portland, OR) at the southern tip of the Columbia Valley AVA. 80% Milbrandt Vineyards and 20% Tudor Hills Vineyard. Grapes whole cluster pressed on a Champagne cycle for gentleness. Juice partly fermented in stainless steel tanks with 20% French oak staves. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Welcoming aromas of lemon curd, pear and persimmon, Very pleasurable in the mouth with a creamy texture and generous flavors of lemon, white nectarine and pear. Easy going, with a juicy finish. An astonishing value. Score: 90. Reviewed May 6, 2017 ARTICLE »

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