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Wit Cellars 2018 Chardonnay

Appellation: Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley

Flint Nelson and Cat Warwick share the winemaking duties at Wit Cellars, which earned its first three Platinums last fall — led by this elegant Chardonnay from the fascinating Ancient Lakes region that surrounds the Columbia Basin town of Quincy. They chose to first ferment in stainless steel before sending the lots into used French oak barrels for several months. That explains the toasted marshmallow, Sprite and starfruit qualities, and yet the limey concrete and minerality terroir remains. The team of Nelson, Warwick and Gina Adams-Royer continue to validate Wine Press Northwest’s selection of Wit Cellars as the 2017 Washington Winery to Watch, and this was the top-ranking Chardonnay of the 2020 Platinum Judging.

Rated “Double Platinum” by Wine Press Northwest.

Price: $22

Production: 350 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

Food pairings: Parmesan polenta squares with mushroom cream sauce.

Wit Cellars operates two tasting rooms:

2880 Lee Road – Suite A

Prosser, WA 99350

(509) 786-1311

19501 144th Ave NE Suite A-500

Woodinville, WA 98072

(425) 218-0915

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