With alcohol at just 11.5% and a flowery new label, this is a complete makeover from the 2008 A to Z Riesling. The fruit is back, along with lemon and orange peel, honey and tea. Broad, bracing and slightly chalky acids keep the sugar in check.
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.