Consistent with previous vintages, this affordable and widely available Columbia Valley Chardonnay puts the fruit up front, offering tart flavors of melon and apple. It finishes quite dry, with an astringent, slightly herbal edge to the tannins. It's solid and reliable, but without varietal distinction.
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.