This is a muscular, almost chewy Chardonnay; it tastes like a wine that has had a fair amount of skin contact. The phenolic texture is matched to fruit flavors of apple and Asian pear, with a little hint of bitterness. Well crafted and food ready.
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.