Just 10% of the blend was aged briefly in Acacia oak, and there's little evidence other than a slight hint of vanilla. What's here in abundance is bright, tart, tangy citrus fruit. It's a fresh and flavorful alternative to Chardonnay.
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.