A blend of 90% Sémillon enhanced with 10% Klipsun vineyard Sauvignon Blanc. Golden yellow and softly oxidized, it is made in a fully barrel-fermented style, in 50% new oak, yielding a buttery, toasty wine with details from the extended barrel time. It's undeniably flavorful, but what is sacrificed is fruit freshness and most of the varietal character.
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.