The Vineyard 10 series from Columbia Crest's budget Two Vines tier is off to a promising start with this off-dry blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and various unspecified aromatic varieties. Aromatic it is indeed, a beguiling mix of light floral notes, sweet citrus and fruit candy. Best of all, there is no detectable oak.
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: email@example.com.