Ashan Barrel Fermented Columbia Valley 2015
Produced from several of Washington States finest vineyards, whole cluster pressed and barrel fermented in neutral French Oak with use of wild yeast. Citrus and minerals highlight this very pure example of Washington State Chardonnay.
“Sleek and vivid, polished in texture and juicy, with pineapple-accented pear and floral flavors, lingering easily against fresh acidity. Drink now through 2020. 350 cases made. –HS” 91/100 Wine Spectator
Ashan Celilo Vineyard 2014
Produced from 1973 plantings of the Wente clone. Our Ashan Celilo Vineyard represents our coolest climat Chardonnay. Barrel Fermented in once used, Neutral French Oak using native yeasts. Complex minerality and with brilliant aromatics.
“Sleek and supple, layered with pear, orange sherbet, cream and spice flavors on a tangy frame, lingering easily on the polished finish. Drink now through 2021. 150 cases made.” –HS 92/100 Wine Spectator
Ashan Conner Lee Vineyard 2014
One of Washingtons premeire Chardonnay vineyards. Conner Lee is located in the Othello area of the Columbia Valley. Full bodied and richly textured this Chardonnay is layered with lush tropical friut and melon. Barrel ferment in 100% New French oak with use of native yeast.
“Made from 100% Chardonnay that saw plenty of lees stirring, the 2014 Chardonnay Conner Lee Vineyard offers exotic notes of citrus blossom, tropical fruits, lavender and spice in a medium bodied, fresh, focused style that still has plenty of richness and length. Winemaker Chris Gorman commented that this wine sometimes takes upwards of two months to ferment dry and this Vineyard always yields a heady tropical fruit profile. No argument here and I would enjoy bottles of the coming 2-3 years.” – Jebb Dunnuck. Robert Parker Jr.’s The Wine Advocate.” 91/100 Wine Advocate
Ashan Kestrel Vineyard 2014
Produced from the oldest existing Chardonnay vines in Washington state. Original 1972 plantings of the Wente Clone in the heart of Yakima Valley. Exotic melon and citrus flavors meld with a full textured Chardonnay mouthfeel. Wild Yeast fermented in 100% New French Oak
“The star of the show is the 2014 Chardonnay Kestrel Vineyard, which comes from 1972 plantings and was raised in 84% new French Oak. Notes of white peach, honeysuckle, white flowers and hints of oak give way to a medium to full-bodied, pure, beautifully layered Chardonnay that has nicely integrated acidity and a clean, dry finish. This is up with the crème de la crème of Chardonnay in Washington state and should drink nicely for 2-4 years.” – Jebb Dunnuck. Robert Parker Jr.’s The Wine Advocate. 93/100 Wine Advocate