About the wine
Our 2021 Unoaked Chardonnay was aged for 4 months in concrete to create a pleasant finish without overpowering the grape’s delicate aromas & flavors of green apple, citrus, and minerality. We partnered with a beautiful family-owned, sustainably-farmed vineyard at the base of the Rattlesnake Mountain to make this wine.
Yakima Valley was Washington’s first AVA, and is known specifically for producing high-quality Chardonnays, Rieslings, and Merlots. The region’s unique terroir, which includes a combination of warm days, cool nights, and volcanic soils, helps to produce wines with a distinct character and complexity. Unoaked Chardonnays are particularly popular in this region, as it allows the true essence of the Chardonnay grape to shine through.
Yakima Valley, Washington
The birthplace of the Washington wine industry, Yakima Valley is home to more than 90 wineries over 17,000 acres. Its landscape is the result of ancient volcanoes and catastrophic floods that swept through the region in the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago, depositing material from the surrounding landscapes on top of the basalt bedrock that is the foundation of much of Eastern Washington.
Yakima Valley is the coldest climate in Washington’s Columbia Valley, which helps retain acidity in the grapes, creating well-balanced wines. It also has longer sunshine hours than California's North Coast, with up to 300 days of sunshine each year, which aids ripening in the cooler climate. Free-draining and low in organic matter, the soils stress the vines, contributing to the concentration and tannin structure that Yakima Valley wines are known for.
Appellation: Yakima Valley, WA
Fermentation: Stainless Steel, Native Yeast
Aging: 4 Months in Concrete
Residual Sugar: 0%
TA: 7.2 g/L