Columbia makes several different Chardonnays, and this one always seems to showcase more oak than the rest. Firm citrus and green apple fruit is wrapped in oak and butterscotch, finishing with a hint of anise. —P.G.
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.