This bright gold Chardonnay is a bit heavy-handed. The oak really clobbers with lumbery, woody tannins. Somewhere in here there is pineapple and citrus fruit, but it gets buried.
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.