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2015 Co Dinn French Creek Vineyard Chardonnay (Screwcap)

ITEM 8248473 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
$20
Item Sold Amount Date
I8267993 1 $15 Jun 12, 2022
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RATINGS

92James Suckling

Some cooked-apple and vanilla character with meringue undertones. Full-bodied...bright with a vivid finish. Shows energy and focus.

90Jeb Dunnuck

...impressive. Orchard fruits, melon, honeysuckle and some white flower notes all emerge from more richly styled, buttery, yet fresh and pure Chardonnay.

REGION

United States, Washington, Yakima Valley

Yakima Valley AVA was the first AVA created in Washington State. The valley, a 600,000-acre area in south central Washington, was granted AVA status in 1983. In 1984 Columbia Valley was given AVA status, and Yakima Valley was enclosed within the Columbia Valley AVA. Nevertheless, Yakima Valley remains home to the largest concentration of vineyards and wineries in the state. There are more than 60 wineries and some 16,000 vineyard acres, and nearly 40% of Washington wines are made with Yakima Valley grapes. The most frequently planted grape is Chardonnay, followed by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaking here dates to 1869, when a winemaker from Alsace planted grape vines. Vineyard planting and wine production plodded along slowly until the early 1980s when numerous modern pioneers started making well-reviewed Yakima Valley wines. Some of the state’s newest, most closely watched appellations, including Red Mountain AVA and Horse Heaven Hills AVA, are contained within Yakima Valley.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.