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Columbia Winery Chardonnay 2013 Wine Review

Columbia Winery Chardonnay 2013

Columbia Winery Chardonnay 2013

Columbia Valley, Washington, United States

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 8

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2016-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Columbia Winery

Agent: E&J Gallo Winery Canada Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Lovely caramelized butterscotch nose on this robust Washington Chardonnay. Opens with ripe peach and pear on the palate. Great value. Match with roasted chicken.

This Columbia Winery Chardonnay 2013 was reviewed on March 3, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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  • 866608
  • $15.17 
  • 24 bottles
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Reviews and Ratings

Emmanuel Belanger rated this wine as 92/100
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Delicious vanilla, caramel, tropical fruit aromas, followed by rich caramel, coconut, tropical fruit and toast on palate. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel and coconut finish.
Tasted March 2017
Nick Onischuk - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The Columbia Winery Chardonnay 2013 features aromas and flavours of tropical fruit, apple and peach. Very smooth and creamy finished. Tasted October 2016 (90/100)
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Aromas and flavors of pear, orange and lemon with some honey and oak notes on the palate. Ends with a smooth creamy finish. Pair with chicken carbonara.
Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Butterscotch on the nose and flavours dominate. Underlining notes of tropical fruit with a creamy mouthfeel that can be attributed to 9 months on the lees. Nice balance of acidity with a medium finish. The 2013 growing season in Columbia Valley had warmer than usual temperatures accounting for the ripe flavours and body of this chardonnay. The winemaker's food recommendation is a creamy seafood risotto. Tasted Oct. 2/2016
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Big bouquet full of ripe peach, tropical fruit and buttery caramel notes. Delicious and creamy on the palate with a nice seam of acidity. Perfect with creamy pasta and chicken dishes.

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