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2016 Dublin Ranch Columbia Valley, Washington Chardonnay

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This rich, creamy wine offers notes of apple tart, cinnamon, soft spicy wood and minerals.

Varietal: Chardonnay Vintage: 2016
Brand: Dublin Ranch
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About This Wine

There’s a reason Dublin Ranch looked to Washington for its 2016 Chardonnay.

Washington (the state, not the district) is home to most of the Columbia Valley, which is, by far, the Northwest’s largest grape-growing region with more than 11 million acres. The appellation is located in central, south-central, and south-eastern Washington, with part of it spilling across the border into Oregon.

The Columbia Valley is home to more than 99% of Washington’s vinifera acreage. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most planted grape followed by Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling and Syrah. Variety typicity and pure fruit aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of wine from the valley.

Indeed, the 2016 Dublin Ranch Chardonnay embodies everything we love about the variety, from its fruit-sweet flavor reminiscent of a cinnamon-sprinkled apple tart to its creamy finish. Chardonnay is the most widely planted white variety in the Columbia Valley, and this wine deliciously demonstrates why that is so.

About Chardonnay

Relatively easy to grow in a variety of locations. Consistently produces some of the world's great white wines. Complex, full, rich and fruity with soft edges and moderate acidity. Offers rich and intense fruit flavors of apple, fig, melon, pear, peach, pineapple, along with creamy yeast spice, honey, butter and hazelnut flavors.

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:Chardonnay
  • Grape Source:Columbia Valley Growing Region of Washington
  • Aromas & Flavors:Apple Tart, Cinnamon, Soft Spicy Wood, Minerals and a Rich Creaminess
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2019
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:tortellini ricotta cheese pasta with fresh herbs and smoky pancetta.

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45 Ratings


    • Rating: 3.5

    Very good. Not to oaky

    10/29/2018 Jessica Z.
    • Westerly, RI
    • Rater Rank 323
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3.6
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    Alcohol- tasting

    10/01/2018 Britt T.
    • Carlsbad, CA
    • Rater Rank 641
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 2.7
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    Fairly classic in the big, buttery Chardonnay style - not something I would want to drink everyday, but nice with a well paired meal.

    9/07/2018 Allison M W.
    • New York, NY
    • Rater Rank 966
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 3.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    Pleasantly surprised!

    8/24/2018 Donna S.
    • Tampa, FL
    • Rater Rank 876
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 3.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    Very refreshing, with the flavor of stone fruit. Excellent for pairing with seafood.

    8/23/2018 Adam G.
    • Albany, NY
    • Rater Rank 138
    • Number of Ratings 10
    • Average 3.6
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    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 3.5

    Loved this Chardonnay everything I like in a good mellow taste not too citrusy

    8/10/2018 Pamela B.
    • Lincoln, IL
    • Rater Rank 1,037
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 4.5
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