A paradigm for the new, vivacious and fruit-driven Oregon Chardonnays. Rich and fleshy, with ripe, buttery fruit and plenty of stuffing. This moves into a blazing finale of fresh pear and butterscotch. —P.G.
We tasted two samples of this wne which is elegant and made in a light, Burgundian style. The fragrant nose offers lavender, bacon and faint cherry, while the mouth is racy and spicy but not overly aggressive. A feminine wine—one that won’t blow you over.
This has a funky nose, with barnyard scents of leather and manure. The wine seems to fall off in the mid-palate, then comes back to finish with some thick flavors of blackberry, black cherry and spicy oak. Somewhat controversial.