Following the winery's full-bodied 2005 Columbia Valley bottling, this young Chardonnay tastes stiffer and edgier. Flavors of crisp red apple, toasted nuts and vanilla wafer are all there in abundance, but not yet entirely knit together. It's well-made and offers solid value.
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.