Array Cellars

Columbia Valley Chardonnay

8.826 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Top Notes For
boyd pearson

Impressive

Impressive

Apr 3rd, 2018
Chris MacLean

This could use more oomph...

This could use more oomph...

Jan 27th, 2017
Stephen Sasaki-Perez

remind of muscadet or lees-aged koshu (it is sur-lie; koshu is Japanese grape) or like a really solid pinot grigio. but enjoyable in its delicacy. I had read it was "like Oregon Cali" chard - so a less fruit butteroak thing - so was impressed with its subtlety
Day2 melded new world flavors and hit all my style points. It aged 4years overnight in a good way! Jumped from 9.1 to 9.5! Yay auction gems. Looking for more

remind of muscadet or lees-aged koshu (it is sur-lie; koshu is Japanese grape) or like a really solid pinot grigio. but enjoyable in its delicacy. I had read it was "like Oregon Cali" chard - so a less fruit butteroak thing - so was impressed with its subtlety
Day2 melded new world flavors and hit all my style points. It aged 4years overnight in a good way! Jumped from 9.1 to 9.5! Yay auction gems. Looking for more

Feb 1st, 2020
Adam Shane

Too much oak.

Too much oak.

Nov 19th, 2018
Vay John Blazina

Nice slightly oaky nose and a full somewhat complex body and a long slightly alcoholic aftertaste. 91/100

Nice slightly oaky nose and a full somewhat complex body and a long slightly alcoholic aftertaste. 91/100

Oct 20th, 2018
Vay John Blazina

Faint nose, light to medium yellow color with an acidic light to medium body no complexity & a short acidic aftertaste. I will see if it improves with Vacuvan in the fridge over several days.

Faint nose, light to medium yellow color with an acidic light to medium body no complexity & a short acidic aftertaste. I will see if it improves with Vacuvan in the fridge over several days.

May 24th, 2018
Frank Kuo

Color of bright yellow with golden hue. Nose of ripe apple, saline minerals, nutty flavors, and a bit citrus note. Taste of nice round acidity and sweetness, buttery oaky flavor, salty minerals, zesty grapefruit, but a bit watery. Aftertaste is light, with some sweetness, nutty oak, grape juice, and some tropical fruit. It is a good bottle but a bit too dilute too me. Zesty note intensities and a bit overpowering after breathing for more than 30 minutes.

Color of bright yellow with golden hue. Nose of ripe apple, saline minerals, nutty flavors, and a bit citrus note. Taste of nice round acidity and sweetness, buttery oaky flavor, salty minerals, zesty grapefruit, but a bit watery. Aftertaste is light, with some sweetness, nutty oak, grape juice, and some tropical fruit. It is a good bottle but a bit too dilute too me. Zesty note intensities and a bit overpowering after breathing for more than 30 minutes.

Dec 3rd, 2016
Cameron Etezadi

Suitably average Chardonnay. Very drinkable by strongly Oaked. Nice old world style wth fine mineral undertones without apple and pear notes so prevalent In this type of wine.

Suitably average Chardonnay. Very drinkable by strongly Oaked. Nice old world style wth fine mineral undertones without apple and pear notes so prevalent In this type of wine.

Oct 29th, 2015
Karl Sjogren

Mineral, to sweet apple flavored to flat. Would pair well with Thai.

Mineral, to sweet apple flavored to flat. Would pair well with Thai.

Sep 17th, 2015
Leslie Kelly

Gorgeous! Great fruit, subtle oak, balanced. Everything you crave in a chard!!

Gorgeous! Great fruit, subtle oak, balanced. Everything you crave in a chard!!

Sep 1st, 2015