Spicy and brisk, this is a pleasing mix of crisp pear, melon and apple. The barrel time adds flavors of butter, toast and cinnamon, nicely melded. Particularly fine, stylish Chardonnay for the price.
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.