Januik Winery Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 1999

Columbia Valley

Winemaker's Notes

The finished wine is one with remarkable structure, concentration and classic Chardonnay characteristics - lots of pear and citrus flavors along with a remarkable creamy texture in the mouth.

About the Region

This large viticultural area, covering about 11 million acres with some 17,000 acres of vines, extends over a large part of central and southern Washington (and over the border slightly into Oregon). It lies at the same latitude as Bordeaux and Burgundy, with numerous soil types and microclimates, and grows all the usual suspects, with cabernet sauvignon and other Bordeaux grapes and, more surprisingly, the red Rhône varieties, doing particularly well.