There is the scent of gun metal, and the faintest trace of smoke, a bit like a Pouilly-Fumé, plus a clear mineral streak. Well-defined, dry and spare, this is the classic oyster wine. The finish is tight and brief.
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.