2016 McAndrew Chardonnay
“Doc” McAndrew was a highly educated and respected surgeon in Seattle. He was also “a dreamer and a doer” who brought to life the first planting of Chardonnay in the Columbia Gorge region of southwest Washington in 1972. Doc’s pioneering foresight gave birth to vineyards that are the perfect pairing of site and varietal — few will deny his was among the best fruit in the country. This Chardonnay comes from cuttings from Doc’s original plants and is made in a crisp, fresh style using the finest concrete tanks we imported from Burgundy. We offer it both in his memory and with his “if you can dream it, do it” spirit.
The nice, warm 2016 vintage left its mark on this wine coaxing some crisp, yet round flavors from these Chardonnay berries. A little Dijon clone from White Salmon Vineyard was added and a little oak to round out the mid-palate, making this an easy drinker.
Columbia Gorge AVA | White Salmon Vineyard