Columbia Valley, White Wine


Vintage

Warm summer days and cool nights were the hallmark of the 2007 vintage. Punctuated by the occasional summer thunderstorm, the climate produced intense fruit flavors and a bountiful crop. During the harvesting of the Kamiak grapes temperatures ranged in the high 80’s to low 90’s, allowing the grapes to develop at a leisurely pace.


Winemaking

The 2007 Kamiak White is Chardonnay based which provides a soft luscious background. The Chardonnay was barrel aged and the lees were stirred on a weekly basis. To give the wine structure Sauvignon Blanc was used. Fermenting the wine in stainless steel allowed the wine to retain its natural acidity and crisp citrus flavors. The final component was a late harvest Gewurztraminer. Letting the grapes hang till the end of harvest increased the concentration of flavors and left some natural residual sugar adding just a hint of sweetness to the Kamiak White.


Winemaker Comments

Beautiful aromas of pineapple and honey drift from the glass as the wine is swirled. This white blend is light and delicate with satiny mouth-feel flowing over the palate. Flavors of Granny Smith apple, melon and citrus greet the taster, settling into a smooth, lingering finish of almond and butterscotch. This wine will be your new summer sipping wine as you relax on the patio.