Quick out of the chute, this 2013, estate grown Chardonnay is a winner. Clean apple, apricot and papaya fruit is set against balancing acidity, with a brisk minerality. Instantly accessible, it should drink well through 2017.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.