Skip to main content

"Fresh & silky, with floral flavors on a spicy frame, echoing softly" Wine Spectator

"Oak driven at times, providing a lot of enjoyment" Wine Enthusiast

The creamy, buttery notes pair delightfully with a range of dishes, our favourite being an American classic roast turkey

Columbia Crest 'Grand Estates' Chardonnay 2015 (Washington)

Member rating / 6
$21.99p/Btl
Erp $22.50 $19.57
6 Btls, $131.94 6 Btls, $114.73
Awarded 90/100 Points Awarded 87/100 Points Awarded 87/100 Points
Columbia Crest 'Grand Estates' Chardonnay 2015 (Washington)

Columbia Crest 'Grand Estates' Chardonnay 2015 (Washington)

Member rating / 6
Every aspect of the winemaking process is carefully controlled during the production of Grand Estates Chardonnay...
$21.99p/Btl
Erp $22.50 $19.57
6 Btls, $131.94 6 Btls, $114.73

Accolades

Awarded 90/100 Points

Natalie Maclean

Awarded 87/100 Points

Wine Spectator

Awarded 87/100 Points

Wine Enthusiast

Description

"Fresh and silky, with pear and floral flavors on a spicy frame, echoing softly" Wine Spectator

"Pineapple and mango aromas mix with notes of baking spices. The flavors show a fine sense of balance, tapering toward the finish. It's oak driven at times but provides a lot of enjoyment" Wine Enthusiast

"What's remarkable is the careful and personal detail each of the 6000 barrels get for this wine. They are all hand-stirred weekly when aging on the lees to add creamy texture and rich depth. Every wine is touched every week by the winemaking team for 8 months, a term the French call batonnage to extract flavour from the proteins and yeasts in the wine that would naturally settle on the bottom and not have much impact. This process really builds the mid-palate" Natalie Maclean

This wine is 100% barrel-fermented. Aromas of butterscotch, toasty oak and golden apple. Alluring golden straw in the glass which opens with intense aromas of apples and melons, joined by signature characters of crème brulee, caramelized sugar and butterscotch. Ripe orchard fruit flavors are joined by creamy, buttery notes and balanced by lively acidity, creating a rich yet fresh wine.

Chardonnay grapes were pressed and the juice was allowed to settle in stainless steel tanks. The juice was placed into a combination of new and one-to-three year old American and French oak barrels for fermentation. 22% of the blend was stainless steel fermented to increase varietal aromas and enhance the wine’s overall bouquet. All barrels were hand-stirred every week during the nine month aging period.

Seal

Cork

Payment

Alcohol

13.5%

Delivery

NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

Social Sharing

User comments (3)

Add comment
M
This is such a great wine. 1st had this overseas so looked where to buy this in NZ. Great service

Margaret - 23/08/2019

K
We loved it ...friends who shared it with us asked where to buy from

Karen - 14/08/2018

J
A pleasant Chardonnay, but not as good as California chardonnays I have purchased

June - 31/12/2019


Welcome

to New Zealand’s #1 online wine community

Leave site
Your browser is out-of-date!
Update your browser to view this website correctly.
Update my browser now