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Nine Hats Chardonnay 2017

America, Washington
Nine Hats Chardonnay

Elegant and inviting with vibrant aromatics of fresh jasmine, white peach and hints of baking spice. Flavors of dry apricots and quince highlight a creaminess on the palate that is well balanced by the wine’s lively acidity.

The 2017Nine Hats Chardonnay was sourced primarily from the Yakima Valley’s French Creek and Boushey vineyards. It is a cooler AVA that helps retain the Chardonnay’s acidity and elegance. The wine was aged for 9 months on the lees in French oak barrels and cement eggs.

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Winery Long Shadows
Vintage 2017
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay  
¥3,960  (incl. tax)

Elegant and inviting with vibrant aromatics of fresh jasmine, white peach and hints of baking spice. Flavors of dry apricots and quince highlight a creaminess on the palate that is well balanced by the wine’s lively acidity.

The 2017Nine Hats Chardonnay was sourced primarily from the Yakima Valley’s French Creek and Boushey vineyards. It is a cooler AVA that helps retain the Chardonnay’s acidity and elegance. The wine was aged for 9 months on the lees in French oak barrels and cement eggs.

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Winery Long Shadows
Vintage 2017
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay  
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.1%
Product Code 1292117
UPC 8-56724-00324-3
Winery

Winery Description

Long Shadows Vintners was founded in 2002 by Washington wine visionary Allen Shoup, who as President and CEO of Chateau Ste. Michelle from 1984-2000 forged internationally acclaimed winemaking partnerships with Piero Antinori (Col Solare) and Dr. Ernst Loosen (Eroica Riesling).  Long Shadows Vintners now builds upon those successes by bringing an elite cadre of the world’s most celebrated winemakers from the finest wine regions around the globe to Washington in order to create world class wines that showcase the viticultural excellence of Washington State’s Columbia Valley. Each celebrated vintner partners individually with Shoup and resident winemaker Gilles Nicault on a distinct winemaking program to produce a single “best of type” wine under a unique label.  These include: Pedestal Merlot by Michel Rolland (international consultant and owner of Le Bon Pasteur, Pomerol); Sequel Syrah by John Duval (formerly of Penfold’s Grange, South Australia); Poet’s Leap Riesling by Armin Diel (Schlossgut Diel, Nahe, Germany); Pirouette by Agustin Huneeus (Quintessa, Napa Valley) and Philippe Melka (Bryant Family, Napa Valley); Chester-Kidder by Allen Shoup and Gilles Nicault (former winemaker at Woodward Canyon, Walla Walla Valley); and Feather by Randy Dunn (Dunn Vineyards, Napa Valley, formerly of Caymus), and Saggi by Ambrogio and Giovanni Folonari (A. & G. Folonari Tenute). Long Shadows is named in tribute to the stature of this select group of individuals, who continue to shape the wine industry with their benchmark wines and wineries.