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2008 Rulo Birch Creek Chardonnay

Rulo Chardonnay

Rulo Birch Creek Chardonnay is a light lemon colored wine. This Chardonnay releases aromas of yeast and banana bread on the nose. Flavors of butter, pineapple, pear, and oak are present. The finish lingers with a touch of caramel corn. This is a great example of  Washington Chardonnay with enough oak to add complexity, but not so much that it clashes with food. Risotto plays off the creaminess of the wine while langoustines, cooked in garlic butter, echo the buttery notes in this Chardonnay.

We purchased this wine at Rulo Winery during the 2009 Walla Walla Fall Release Weekend and it retails for $20.

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2 Responses to “2008 Rulo Birch Creek Chardonnay”

  1. Bean says:

    I am on a mission to restock the Chardonnay in our cellar. I don’t like oak on a Chardonnay for sipping. Actually, I am not a big Chardonnay fan for sipping but there can be something special about the right Chardonnay with a “bit of butter” with certain dishes. I am looking for one to pair with a new scallop chowder recipe. Sounds this Chardonnay might fit the bill!

  2. Nancy says:

    Rulo also produces Sundance Chardonnay which is unoaked if you want a Chardonnay that highlights the fruitiness of the grape. I’d go with the Birch Creek for the chowder, though!

  3. [...] if you’re in the mood for a white wine, try this menu with a lightly oaked Chardonnay. The Rulo Birch Creek Chardonnay is one to [...]

  4. [...] Prefer a white wine? Top the finished risotto with langoustines or prawns that have been sauteed in garlic and butter, then serve with a Chardonnay such as Rulo Winery’s Birch Creek Chardonnay. [...]

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