Carabella's estate-grown Chardonnay is generally done in a rich, flavorful style. Here it drifts over into a bit of volatility, with hints of nail polish in the aromas. Oily, nutty, and tasting of ripe tropical fruits, it's a stylized wine that will suit some tasters to a 'T'.
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.