Cold Creek is a great Chardonnay site, and winemaker Mike Januik has been making wine from these grapes since his years at Chateau Ste. Michelle. A sleek, sculptural, finely detailed effort, this mixes pretty orange and citrus and light tropical fruits with racy acidity and subtle streaks of butterscotch and caramel.
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.