In this cool vintage the Celilo vineyard was not able to supply enough fruit for a single vineyard Chardonnay, so the blend includes grapes from Del Rio in southern Oregon. It's a fine mix, spicy and sharp, loaded with citrus and semi-tropical fruit. Bright acidity, hints of toast, and a lick of lime all combine to make a delicious and lingering finish.
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.