Barrage Cellars 2010 Nuclear Blonde chardonnay

Tasted at 54-61 degrees on the IR temp gun. Toasty lucid gold optics yielding succulent yellow flowers, buttercups, pineapple, peach, and Queen Anne pear.On the palate, a firm blanket of jasmine, rockmelon, grapefruit, weathered plank, and walnut add to the luxurious length on this fine chard.

Alcohol: 14.3%. Connor Lee Vineyard. Columbia Valley AVA. 10 months sur lees. Neutral barrel aged for 16 months. pH 3.35. TA 0.67. RS 0.1%. Bottled on Feb. 28, 2012. 196 cases. Power: 2/5. Balance: 3/5. Depth: 2/5. Finesse: 3/5. Rated: 90. Value: $25. This is WAwineman… uncorked, uneducated but not uncouth.

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