Just a single Chardonnay was made in 2016, and it's a gem. Done in a racy crystalline mineral-driven style, it saw just 20% new French oak, which, as it turns out, was plenty. Honeycrisp apple, tangerine and lemon-rind flavors are lightly framed with pretty barrel toast.
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.