2014 Study Skills Chardonnay


This un-oaked Chardonnay has aromas of golden apple, Asian pear honey suckle and a hint of tropical fruit. A hint of minerality and crisp acidity create a wine balance that lends itself well to food pairing with seafood and fruit salsa.

 Technical Information
Wautoma Winds Vineyard Fermentation: 5 months Un-oaked
pH: @Bottling 3.74
Columbia Valley AVA TA: @Bottling 0.531 g/100mL
Only 34 cases produced RS: 0%
 $14.00/ 750ml Alcohol: 13.96% vol




About the Columbia Valley AVA

Washington’s largest viticulture region, covering almost 11 million acres (4,451,700 hectares) which represents a full third of Washington State’s land mass. The Columbia Valley contains 99% of wine grapes grown in Washington State – 43,000 acres (16,207 hectares).

6,851 vineyard acres (2,772.7 hectares) of wine grapes are planted in the Columbia Valley AVA and not included in any other sub-AVAs in Washington. Columbia Valley’s vast size allows for a number of meso- and micro-climates. Vineyards are planted on predominately south-facing slopes, increasing solar radiation in summer and promoting air drainage in winter.

Riesling, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are the most widely planted varietals.

Growing season of 180-200 days with annual rainfall averaging 6 to 8 inches (15-20 cm).

The Columbia Valley contains the American Viticultural Regions of Red Mountain, Yakima and Walla Walla Valleys, Wahluke Slope, Rattlesnake Hills, Horse Heaven Hills, Snipes Mountain, Lake Chelan, Naches Heights and Ancient Lakes within its borders.