Drier than the 2008 at just under 1% residual sugar, this offers lime-driven citrus fruit flavors, wrapped in puckery acidity. It opens with pleasing aromas of blossom and sweet pea, and has the grip and finish of some Austrian or German trocken-style Rieslings. It would be interesting to cellar it for 6–8 years, but it's drinking well already.
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.