Hogue makes a full line of Chardonnays and calls this least expensive bottling their “fruit forward” version. Although that's true, there's more to this wine than simple fruit. There's fruit aplenty, to be sure, but other layers of flavor interest as well: vanilla cream, caramel and cinnamon spice. Best Buy.
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.