This strikes a resonant chord with notes of mineral-driven cool climate Chardonnay, matched to a well-oaked, toasty frame. Somehow it straddles the line, delivering forward, open fruit flavors of apple and pear, with generous streaks of buttery toast. Drink now through 2020.
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.