Tranche Cellars

“It’s about being true and authentic to the classic styles of wines in the world.

Throughout our Estate Vineyards, we cultivate a diverse collection of some of the world’s most interesting grape varietals.”

Lauri Corliss

2015 Chardonnay Estate

A pure and fragrant nose with delicate aromas of sautéed peach, Asian pear, crushed stone, slivered almond, and mascarpone. Celilo’s distinctive stone fruit flavors saturate the palate with a tremendous depth and intensity of flavor. A firm, driving acidity provides excellent power and finesse, while light toasted elements add warmth and structure. The wine finishes with excellent length and saline minerality.


Winemaker Notes

Tranche’s Chardonnay grows at Celilo, our highest elevation Estate vineyard, in the cool-climate Columbia Gorge AVA. The grapes were whole-bunch pressed into new and used French oak barriques and concrete egg-shaped fermenters. Native fermentation and regular stirring of the lees helped impart rich texture and outstanding depth to the palate. The wine underwent partial malolactic fermentation in barrel and was aged on lees for 11 months prior to bottling.


Appellation: Celilo Vineyard – Columbia Gorge
Production: 433 cases

92 points – Jeb Dunnuck