The second installment in the Two Vines series is the 2010 Columbia Crest Two Vines Chardonnay. Briefly put this is a typical Washington State Chardonnay, fresh and fruitful with a note of roundness in the mouth that is a good buy for the money.
Reflecting light gold in the glass, the picture is a pretty accurate representation, the nose is the expected apple-pear, but with a touch of vanilla lurking in the background. The aroma carries through into a bright flavor profile of apple and peach supported with a citrusy lemon curd foundation. On the light side in body there is softness in this wine that belies a touch of malolactic fermentation. Concluding with a bit of oak and clean acidic finish the Columbia Crest Two Vines Chardonnay would pair well with food or on its own. Not a deep wine think of it as a good symphonic presentation in its balance from start to finish, blending together all of the components, but keeping the individual elements shining as the wine moves through your mouth.
Best of all is the price point, might sound cliché, but you should be able to find the Columbia Crest Two Vines Chardonnay between the $5 and $7 price anywhere wine is sold. Clearly a value priced Chardonnay many may find this wine lacking in one thing or another, but if you are on a budget or looking for a fill in bottle while entertaining I suggest buying a bottle or two, chill and serve to family and guests on a hot summer day or evening.