Luxe is the high-end offering from Domaine Ste. Michelle, using free-run Chardonnay from a 25-year-old Columbia valley vineyard. It has more refinement, grip and depth than the regular DSM Blanc de Blancs, and mimics the pleasing toastiness associated with top Champagnes. Worthy of a place of honor on your holiday table.
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.