This taut, steely Chardonnay, muscular and firm, tastes of stone, mineral, herb and citrus. It's a complex, appealing mix, supported by vivid acids. Fine length and precise, elegant flavors with a light touch on the oak. This is high-wire Chardonnay. Best Buy. —P.G.
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.