The blend, 70/30, favors Sémillon over Chardonnay. A good thing, which makes for a distinctive, refreshing wine, not just a watered-down Chardonnay. There's a strong streak of fennel running through the clean, lemony fruit. Best enjoyed chilled, with shellfish.
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.