Charles Smith Eve Chardonnay 2015
Planted in 1998 by Jerry Milbrandt, the vineyard rows lie along a stretch of steep cliffs above the Columbia River in the state’s newest AVA, Ancient Lakes. A cooler site due to river influence, the soils are composed of fragmented basalt, gravel silt, and caliche deposited during ice age floods. As with all of Milbrandt’s vineyards, Evergreen is farmed using sustainable practices. This site produces fruit with sublime mineral character and great acidity, a balance that winemakers adore.
Nose: Giving up plenty of citrus blossom, white peach and apple fruit.
Palate: Aromatic pear, tangerine, guava, but more than anything, true chardonnay aroma's.
Finish: Long and satisfying.