Get geared up for summer sipping with the release of our 2017 Chardonnay and 2017 Mélange Blanc. Both wines will be available to taste all weekend at all 3 Patterson Cellars tasting rooms. We look forward to seeing you!
2017 MELANGE BLANC - Our Melange Blanc often features some of the most select lots of white wine in Washington State, and the 2017 vintage is no exception. Viognier from famed Ciel du Cheval and Dineen Vineyards returns to the forefront in this vintage, providing the the floral notes, beautiful peach and apricot flavors, and the mineral backbone in the blend. Roussanne, also from Ciel du Cheval, provides classic aromas and flavors of herbal tea, touches of honey, and pears. Finally, the old-vine chardonnay from SageCliffe Vineyards (literally inside the concert venue at the Gorge Amphitheater!) rounds out the mouthfeel and brings notes of citrus, green apple and just a touch of toasty oak to the blend. Crisp and agile on the palate, yet full-bodied, the Mélange Blanc appeals directly to your inner "white wine lover" and is a luscious and harmonic accompaniment to any of your favorite white wine-paired dishes.
2017 CHARDONNAY - Full-bodied and balanced, this Chardonnay combines the best of both oak and stainless-steel winemaking techniques. Classic aromas of toasty vanilla and cloves give way to fragrant honeysuckle, citrus fruits, pears, and passion fruit. The intense, round palate is balanced by the slight edge of a refreshing lemon sorbet. Lingering notes of key lime and green apple complete this exciting and food-friendly release. Pair with Eggs Benedict, sweet and savory ravioli fillings with cream sauce, or pretty much any seafood fresh off the grill this summer!