The Walls Vineyards

2017 McAndrew

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THE STORY

“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.

PRODUCTION

Historically fermented in concrete egg. Aged in 33% new oak, 11% once used oak, and 56% stainless steel.

BLEND

100% Chardonnay

AVA/VINEYARD

White Salmon Vineyard

Columbia Gorge AVA

TA

5.4g/L

pH

3.42

ABV

13.3%

$36

2017 McAndrew

McAndrew Photo

ACCLAIM

The 2017 ‘McAndrew’ Chardonnay is sourced from the White Salmon Vineyard in the Columbia Gorge. Lithe and showing good minerality, the wine reveals bright green apple, starfruit and vanilla cream flavors. Enjoy this in the short-term while the brightness remains. Drink 2020-2025- 91, Washington Wine Blog.

THE STORY

“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.

TASTING NOTES

Historically fermented in concrete egg. Aged in 33% new oak, 11% once used oak, and 56% stainless steel.

$36

100% Chardonnay

White Salmon Vineyard

Columbia Gorge AVA

5.4g/L

3.42

13.3%