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The 2016 Tenor Chardonnay was crafted from a single vineyard along the Royal Slope in the Columbia Valley AVA. Farmed using sustainable practices, the vines were hand-harvested over several early mornings. Upon arriving in the winery, using only free-run wine, the whole clusters were hand-sorted and went immediately into the press. They were then 100% barrel fermented in 228L French oak barrels (45% new), stirred weekly for the first 3 months before being stirred once a month for the remainder of their 17 month aging. After nearly 50 individual evaluations by our winemaking team, only 210 cases were selected and bottled, without fining or filtration, in the spring of 2018.

Tasting Notes

Beautiful nose of Meyer lemon, white flowers, fresh brioche and a hint of raw baking spices. Swirling brings up sweet citrus, honeycomb and white peach. The palate is poised, with impeccable balance, freshness and a glasslike polish. A mixture of citrus, stone fruits with a hint of crème brûlée and spice carry the long finish. Showing youthful and a touch closed, but the textures allow for it to be consumed now.

Labeled Appellation

Columbia Valley

Varietal Composition

100% Chardonnay



Cases Produced



Now - 2026

Awards & Accolades

"Light gold-colored, the 2016 Chardonnay was barrel fermented and aged 17 months in 45% new French oak. White peach, sautéed apple, and white flower notes all give way to a medium-bodied, impeccably balanced Chardonnay that has notable purity of fruit."

-91 points, Jeb Dunnuck,

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