Apex Chardonnay Columbia Valley 2011

Jeffery Lindenmuth - January/February 2014

Crafted in a lively, food-friendly style, this Chard is fresh and fruit driven, with tropical pineapple set against yellow apple, Asian pear, and pink grapefruit. Vibrant, zesty, and refreshing on the palate, a slightly creamy texture is coupled with a bright crisp finish.
Score: 87
Cost: $150
Cases: 2,000

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