Seven Falls Cellars Chardonnay 2016
Seven Falls Cellars Chardonnay 2016 (Wahluke Slope)
Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington State
An elegant, buttery rich and full-bodied Washington State Chardonnay with apple dumpling, ripe pear toffee and apple pie spice flavours on the palate with a long vanilla and oak spice finish.
Bold, ripe aromas of poached pear, caramel and papaya lead to a long-lasting, full, round and rich mouthfeel with hints of butter and brown sugar.Pair with a creamy seafood Alfredo dish.
Seven Falls was inspired by a series of seven waterfalls that once flowed along the Columbia
River through what is now known as the Wahluke Slope.
The 2016 vintage in the Wahluke Slope experienced the best of both worlds with a hot spring and early
summer, but also a cool fall season. Cooler temperatures in August and September, slowed down ripening
and resulted in longer hang time for the grapes and the longest harvest on record in Washington State
(August 15- November 15). Overall, 2016 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing wines with
ripeness and elegance.
The Wahluke Slope is nestled above the Columbia River in south-central Washington. With one of the
warmest and driest climates in Washington state and sandy loam soil in the vineyards, the terroir in this
historical region is perfect for creating big, bold wines with outstanding structure.
• After harvest, fruit was fed directly into presses. The juice was held at 50 degrees in stainless steel tanks
for two days, allowing solids to settle.
• The clean juice was racked off solids to a combination of stainless steel tanks and barrels where the
20-30 day fermentations took place.
• All barrels were hand stirred weekly for six months; the wine aged in a combination of new and neutral
barrels, 52% French Oak and 48% American Oak, for a total of 9 months.
Bold, ripe aromas of poached pear, caramel and papaya lead to a long-lasting, full, round and rich mouthfeel
with hints of butter and brown sugar