Long Shadows Dance Chardonnay
Long Shadows Vintners
United States - Washington - Walla Walla Valley

Allen Shoup and winemaker Gilles Nicault have experimented with Chardonnay since the beginning of their collaboration on the Long Shadows Vintners project. The wine was fermented using a proprietary process to achieve a wonderful balance of richness and minerality. Two of Washington’s oldest Chardonnay vineyards provide the grapes for this limited production wine. Wente clone Chardonnay from French Creek Vineyard, east of Prosser – including a selection of old vine Chard (40%) – and Boushey Vineyard, north of Grandview, were chosen for the vibrant, lively character that defines Chardonnay grown on both these sites.

A layered, aromatic wine that displays minerality and white blossom fragrances with flavors of white peach, apple and a hint of baking spice woven throughout a subtle, creamy texture.

Walla Walla Valley
Wine Type
100% Chardonnay
Age of vines
Average 30 years
Agricultural Practices
Soil type
sily loam, fractured basalt
Handpicked grapes harvested at perfect ripeness were crushed, then fermented and aged in three distinct vessels: new French oak barrels (37%), concrete tank (33%) and neutral oak (30%). A portion of the wine (40%) underwent malolactic fermentation to add a creamy texture. All the wine was then kept on the lees 17 months to increase viscosity and further develop texture on the mid-palate before blending each of these distinct components together to achieve a complex, layered wine.
pH : 3.56
TA : 0.58 grams / 100ml
690 (9-liter cases)

Crab, Scallops, Lemon Chicken.

Producer Information: Long Shadows Vintners

Long Shadows Vintners is a collection of elite Washington State wineries comprised of internationally acclaimed winemakers from major wine regions around the world. Founded by Washington wine pioneer Allen Shoup ...
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