No oak! Just a crisp, fruit-driven Chardonnay that delivers excellent complexity. Nice integration of apple, pear and peach flavors, leading to a firm and full-bodied wine that penetrates and lingers. Who knew that oakless Chardonnay could be this good? It's even got a nice lemony lift from the acids.
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.