The Expedition Chardonnay

The Expedition Chardonnay

Tasting Notes

Notes of ripe apple and apricot introduce flavors of pear and honeydew with a zippy acidity. Rich and elegant on the finish.

Winemaking Notes

Vintage: 2016

Varietal Blend: 100% Chardonnay

Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills

pH: 3.86

TA: 5.1 g/L

Alcohol: 13.9%

Vineyards: Wallula, Canoe Ridge

Fining: Bentonite

Aging: 9 Months

Yeast: X16

Harvest Dates: October 2016


89 Points, 100 Top Values of 2016

2014 Vintage

Dec 31, 2016

Wine Spectator

"Polished and spicy, this white shows peppery overtones to the apricot and grapefruit flavors, ending with an expressive finish."

Harvey Steiman

88 Points

2012 Vintage

May 31, 2014

Wine Spectator

Bright and jazzy, with lemon, grapefruit and green pear flavors.

Harvey Steiman

89 Points, Best Values

2011 Vintage

Jun 15, 2013

Wine Spectator

"Smooth and generous, with apricot and nectarine overtones to the pear and butterscotch flavors, lingering on the expressive finish." - Harvey Steiman

Harvey Steiman

Gold Medal

2011 Vintage

Jan 15, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

This brand new release from Canoe Ridge represents a line extension called The Expedition, easy- and early-drinking wines for under $15 that are food friendly and lightly oaked. Winemaker Bill Murray has done an outstanding job of composing these wines. Taste this homage to the Horse Heaven Hills!