2012 She-Devil Chardonnay

2012 She-Devil Chardonnay
2012 She-Devil Chardonnay

90 Wine Spectator

Tasting notes

This is crisp, well-balanced Chardonnay for those who prefer no oak on their Chardonnay.  This wine is incredibly fragrant showing lovely notes of honeysuckle, grapefruit and apple aromas.  The bright  palate is apple jolly rancher, white peach and pear. The crisp finish is pineapple, citrus and honey crisp apple. The only reason why the name "She-Devil" is appropriate is because you can't just have one glass.  She's tempting you to drink more...

Enjoy the 2012 She-Devil chardonnay with tarragon sea scallops or grilled pineapple chicken.

Production notes

You have to handle a She-Devil with kid gloves. Whole clusters of hand-harvested Chardonnay grapes, Dijon clone, were gently pressed fermented cool and slow to preserve its fresh fruitiness. The Roussanne and Viognier were also pressed whole cluster but fermented separately in small French oak barrels. The Roussanne adds a broad citrus element to the mid-palate and finish, while the Viognier adds a peachy lift to the aroma profile. We made 633 cases of this baby!

Vintage2012
VarietalChardonnay
Varietal Composition81% Chardonnay; 17% Roussanne; 2% Viognier
AppellationColumbia Valley
VineyardSpring Creek Vineyard-Yakima Far Away and Gamache Vineyards– Columbia Valley Francisca’s Vineyard– Walla Walla
AgingChardonnay – Steel tank fermented and aged sur lie for 80 days, Roussanne - barrel Fermented in small neutral oak barrels and aged sur lie for 60 days and Viognier – barrel fermented in small Neutral oak barrels and aged sur lie for 80 Days.
Alcohol13.90%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date04/08/2013

90 Wine Spectator December 15, 2013

Bright and jazzy, with lively acidity balancing the pear and floral flavors, persisting on the long and active finish. Drink now through 2015. 

Gamache Vineyards, Far Away Vineyards and Francisca’s Vineyard

Dave Harvey:

Dave Harvey joins Bergevin Lane with over 23 years of winemaking experience in Washington State working for notable wineries such as Townshend Cellars, Gordon Brothers and Terra Blanca.

“We asked Dave to join our team because of his seasoned experience with Washington vineyards and winemakin. He makes stylish and well-balanced wines -plus he’s a super nice guy,” says Amber Lane.

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