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Passing Time Winery

2021 Columbia Valley Chardonnay  




Tasting notes: This 2021 Chardonnay from Bacchus and Boushey Vineyards has a bright golden hue in the glass.  On the nose, aromas of ripe peach and nectarines are complimented by subtle notes of toasted oak and crème brulee.  One the palate, the wine is medium-bodied and well-balanced, with flavors of ripe pear, honey, and lemon curd.  The finish is long and lingering, with a hint of minerality. 

Blend: 100% Chardonnay 

Vineyards: 75% Bacchus, 25% Boushey Vineyard
Aging: 75% barrel aged (85% neutral and 15% new French Oak), 25% Stainless steel






94 Points -  Owen Bargreen

"...the incredible new 2021 Passing Time Chardonnay which is very dense and shows nice underlying poise with a silky smooth texture. This is quite simply one of the finest Washington Chardonnays that I have tasted over the past year."

"Brimming with intensity and weight, the 2021 ‘Columbia Valley’ by Passing Time is an incredible effort in this warm vintage. Mostly sourced from the Bacchus Vineyard (75%) as well as the Boushey Vineyard (25%), the wine was stored in only 15% new French oak before bottling. A bright golden hue greets you in the glass, with a silky mouthfeel. Toasty brioche, lemon zest, nectarine, roasted pineapple and shades of cardamom dusted starfruit all wonderfully combine on the palate. Don’t serve this beauty too warm so you can take in the scintillating range of flavors."

93 Points - International Wine Report 

"Aged in about ¾ French oak (with 15% being new) and ¼ in stainless steel, with fruit coming from the Bacchus and Boushey Vineyards, it displays a medium golden lemon core with a silvery rim in the glass.  Golden apple, white peach, vanilla bean, citrus peel, and grilled pineapple are present on the nose and on the palate. It finishes with a lush and slightly oily mouthfeel but has enough acidity to carry it through to the end. One of the better Washington Chardonnays that I’ve had."

92 Points - Northwest Wine Report (Sean Sullivan)

"Three quarters of the fruit for this wine comes from Bacchus Vineyard in the White Bluffs, with the rest from Boushey in Yakima Valley. The aromas boast notes of apple, pear, and peach. Full-bodied, lightly creamy-feeling flavors follow. It hangs around on the finish. It’s a spot-on example of the variety, showing a pleasing mixture of ripeness and balanced fruit. Best after 2024."

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94 Points - Owen Bargreen
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SKU: 21Chard
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