The first impression is of grain and soda crackers. The wine is tart, with a mix of orange peel, baby aspirin and lemon custard flavors. It finishes rather sharp-edged, with a hint of heat, and a lot of acid.
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.