Rich, lush and creamy, this barrel fermented (in 1–4 year-old Burgundy barrels) Chardonnay has brilliant fruit flavors of apples and white peaches, shot through with butterscotch and caramel. The finish, though not exactly sweet, has a pleasing candy quality. This is distinctive and delicious, never palate-fatiguing, and beautifully balanced.
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.