A fine effort, rich, soft and buttery. The smooth, lush flavors—a mix of apple, white peach and buttered nuts—are elevated by crisp acids. The Dijon clones and extra bottle time have produced a Chardonnay that is at the top of its form, and outshines most of the California competition in this price range.
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.