All stainless fermented, mostly Chardonnay, this makes a serious play for a place on the $12 white wine shelf. Clean, crisp, stylish and focused, it brings green apple and melon fruit up against a firm border of skin tannins––citrus rind and such. Zippy and fresh.
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.