Colored a deep green/gold, this thick and viscous Chardonnay is packed with flavors of peach, apricot and tropical stone fruits. It seems Australian in its weight and fruit power, though the acids typical of Washington grapes give it some additional lift. There's just enough oak to provide a nice dusting of spice. Definitely a wine to drink young.
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: email@example.com.