This is a 50/50 blend, made in a fruity, forward style. It smells of green berries and pears, and has an edgy crispness that will set up nicely with food. The finish is a bit astringent, dusty, herbaceous, and suggests fresh spices and new-mown hay. The Chardonnay half of the equation adds some tart, green apple fruit.
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.