Columbia Crest winemaker Ray Einberger makes four different Chardonnays, this H3 being the newest in the lineup. It has more clean definition, more cut and precision, by far. Yes, there are light tropical fruit flavors and plenty of butter, but it's set up nicely against a firmer, peppery base.
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.