The Chardonnay is fresh and clean, with no oak nor residual sugar. What it does have is plenty of ripe fruit, crisp acid and a slight impression of lime and quinine. It's medium-bodied and shows surprising length, a Chardonnay for the 21st century.
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.