This is a distinctive, well-made wine, with a strong streak of fennel running persistently through it. It's sharp, spicy and peppery, as you might expect from a low alcohol Chenin Blanc grown so far up north. By any standard it would be a fine seafood companion, crisp and clean.
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.