The Grand Estates is CC's midpriced offering, and the Chardonnay sees plenty of oak and sur-lie aging. Rich, toasted-nut aromas underscore firm apple and pear fruit. The custardy texture is a treat. Best Buy.
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.