This pure varietal effort includes 20% that was barrel fermented. This is flat-out delicious and overflowing with ripe fruits: a pleasing blend of oranges, peaches and papayas. It's rich enough to stand in for your favorite Chardonnay, while offering flavors that more closely resemble a New World take on a white Rhône blend.
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.