San Francisco International Wine Competition: 94 Points and Double Gold
Wine Enthusiast "Best Buy"
This Chardonnay has an intriguing combination of of citrus aromas, firm acidity and ripe flavor profile. This wine is elegant and racy, featuring a lovely mouthful of Asian pear, tangerine and nectarine flavors. Crisp and cleansing on the palate.
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This Chardonnay has an intriguing combination of citrusy aromas, firm acidity and a very ripe flavor profile; an outstanding vintage for the variety.
This stunning Chardonnay is at once elegant and racy, featuring a lovely mouthful of Asian pear, tangerine and nectarine flavors.
Crisp and cleansing on the palate. Quite food friendly but also appealing as a delicious stand-alone white.
2014 Barnard Griffin Chardonnay has been awarded 94 POINTS and
DOUBLE GOLD by the 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition.
March 2016 Issue of Wine Enthusiast rates Barnard Griffin 2014 Chardonnay a "Best Buy"
Vineyard Locations and AVA’s :
Caroway Vineyard (Columbia Valley), Arete Vineyard (Columbia Valley), Lonesome Spring
Ranch (Yakima Valley)
The 2014 growing season was punctuated by extreme heat in mid-summer and a marvelous sunny September. Our region was warm from start to finish and had little rainfall to deter us. The consistency of the season allowed us to capture as many heat units as we could manage.
Harvest happened upon us early - we brought in Sagemoor Block 6 Sauvignon Blanc on August 24th (a record!), weeks before we’ve started in years past. It was a slow start a few whites trickling in over the next weeks until we hit our stride with Chardonnay in mid-September. Merlot and Syrah came in shortly after that and we wrapped in late October with the Cabernet Sauvignons.
Expect 2014 wines to have solid acidity, big flavor and ripe richness.