Veronique Drouhin makes this estate chardonnay as she would make it in her native Burgundy. It's a wine of breed and finesse, with crisp, detailed aromas that reward your attention with nuances of flowers, stone fruit, melon and spice. Precisely-detailed, sculpted and elegant, it is still rather young and unyielding. Unlike most New World white wines, this one definitely needs more years in the bottle.
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.