Chardonnay rarely rises above the mundane, but when it does, you wonder why doesn't everyone make it like this? Big and voluptuous, this gorgeous bottling retains enough acid and balance to deliver the big-time goods with finesse. Silky, ripe, lush yet sculpted, it plays out deliciously through an extremely long and richly fruity palate.
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.