It's rather odd to see a winery release its chardonnay a year later than its pinot noir, but this estate-grown Columbia Gorge wine seems to have benefited from the extra time in bottle. It's a spicy wine, showing baked apple pie flavors and a lovely mix of fruits in the mouth. Forward and juicy and truly ready to drink right now.
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: email@example.com.