Succulent and thick, with generous fruit flavors of apple, peach, nectarine and pear, this almost-decadent take on Chardonnay breaks the mold for Oregon. With more than a slight nod to California, it brings massive fruit, vanilla cream and barrel toast to the forefront. Drink up while it is young and bursting with fresh flavors.
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.