Here is a spicy racy palate-ripping Chardonnay. The fruit rules here, a tasty mix of lime, pineapple, grapefruit and green apples. It was barrel fermented in French oak, though its flavors are more along the lines of a stainless steel style.
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.