2014 Chardonnay McDuffee

2014 Chardonnay McDuffee

$34.00

Wine Club Price: $30.60

Notes of apricot and lychee with subtle minerality and pleasant acidity. Crisp but smooth with a warm, long lasting pear and butterscotch finish.

The Chardonnay we produce from premium McDuffee Vineyard grapes exudes notes that resemble the fabled Montrachet Chardonnays of France yet are distinctly Columbia Gorge. Fermented and then aged in mellowed American and French Oak (barrels that have been used for other more oaky white wines for at least two years prior to us using them), our Chardonnay has a light golden hue with a nose of light butterscotch, fresh cut pears and hazelnut. The palate is soft and smooth with a silky mouth-feel and a pleasantly light acidity. Our Chardonnay is not at all oaky nor is it an austere stainless steel style; rather, it represents a perfect balance for Chardonnay lovers from both sides of the spectrum. One of our favorite and simple pairings with this gorgeous wine is John’s Dungeness Crab Cakes with a Lemon Aioli Sauce, a custom recipe we provide with every purchase.

show more

Terry McDuffee’s Vineyard is located in the Mill Creek Valley just south of The Dalles, Oregon. A sleepy farm community home to numerous agricultural crops including cherries, wheat, apples, grapes and more. The vineyard was planted in 1983 with Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Mcduffee Vineyard is a beautiful site with limestone soil; similar to that of southern Cote du Beaune, so naturally, Chardonnay thrives here.

show less

Pairs well with: seafood (mussels, clams, crab, lobster), Caesar salad, bisque

Grapes
Iris Vines Underwood
Crab Bisque
McDuffee Vineyard

Upcoming Events

  • Music on the Lawn

    July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Cathedral Ridge Winery Hood River
  • Music in the Courtyard

    July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until September 27, 2018

    at Dundee

$34.00

Wine Club Price: $30.60

Quick Pairings

Fish
Fish
Hard Cheese
Hard Cheese
Seafood
Seafood
Vegetables
Vegetables

Wine Details

  • > Cases Produced: 200
  • > Alcohol: 13.10%
  • > pH: 3.7