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Passing Time Winery

2018 Columbia Valley Chardonnay  


Tasting notes: Our first Chardonnay under the Passing Time label comes from the incredible 2018 vintage.  This wine opens with great stone fruit, pear, brioche, and vanilla notes.  It is very rich and concentrated on the palate, with deep flavors of pear, apple, lemon custard, toasted pie crust, and vanilla honey.  A bright acidity brings balance to the wine, and the finish goes on forever.  An auspicious start to the newest member of the Passing Time lineup. Drink now, or in the next decade plus. 

Blend: 100% Chardonnay 

Vineyards: 37% Conner Lee, 37% Boushey, 26% Kenny Hill 
Aging: 50% New French oak for 14 months 


91-93 Points - Wine Advocate

Tasted as a barrel sample, the 2018 Chardonnay has focused and classic Chardonnay expressions of pear and apple with lemon panna cotta and soft graham cracker spices.  The wine is rich on the palate, with a concentrated mouthfeel and round texture across the mid-palate. (December 2019)

91-93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck  

Coming from the Conner Lee Vineyard and brought up in 50% new oak, the 2018 Chardonnay is a beauty, offering classic stone fruits and white flower notes as well as subtle oak, bright acidity, and a great finish.  It's certainly going to be an outstanding wine. (April 15, 2020)


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