This is not the estate bottling, but it is also from Dijon clones, and almost as good. A solid effort, it sports clean, ripe fruit and zippy acids. There is less of the buttery softness of the estate Chardonnay, but plenty of crisp green apple, Japanese pear and even a smattering of papaya. Fine value.
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.