Concentrated with a mix of toasted almonds, pineapple and candied peach fruit flavors; a thoroughly delicious and deeply seductive wine. The finish just goes on and on, with flavors that are complex and layered, the crisp fruit, wet stone and citrus rind components beautifully defined and matched. This is what Washington Chardonnay should be, but rarely is.
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.