L'Ecole No 41 Columbia Valley Chardonnay 2019
|Region||United States, Washington, Columbia Valley|
|Brand||L'Ecole No 41|
This expressive Chardonnay offers pronounced aromas of dried mango, grilled peach, and honeysuckle. Slightly creamy in the mouth, it shows beautiful weight and freshness, explosive flavors of ripe pear and apple, accented with nutmeg spice notes, carrying through a persistent finish.
Lively and full of fresh snap, offering floral green apple and spice flavors that glide on a crisp finish. Drink now. 5,000 cases made.
Bright, light yellow. Rather full-blown aromas of fresh apricot, yellow peach, spices and grilled almond, plus more exotic suggestions of pineapple and tropical fruits. A supple, slightly sweet fruit bomb in the mouth, this Chardonnay also delivers a savory umami quality. A bit riper than the 2018 version, showing more body and less in the way of menthol and white pepper, but less overblown than the nose suggests. Finishes with decent firmness, classic dryness and good spicy persistence.