Another classic vintage of Abeja Chardonnay, this is a memorable style that's built around yummy barrel flavors of toast and caramel, with notes of stone fruits. The three vineyard sources—Celilo, Conner Lee, and French Creek—form a perfect crescent across the state and capture the essence of three quite different AVAs. It has lovely texture and length, with impeccable balance throughout.
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.