Not to be confused with the winery's Areté reserve version of this same wine, this offers considerable pleasure at a lower cost. The steely core of ripe tree fruits is cloaked in pretty toast. A classic combination for many domestic Chardonnays, here supported with Oregon's exceptional natural acidity. In the resonant finish you'll note a hint of honeycomb.
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.