Arbor Crest has long been known for its sauvignon blancs, but this new release is a bit of a let-down. The fruit is ripe to the point of losing its focus, replacing crisp flavors with soft peach and tropical. But there is also a very noticeable nail polish scent, and it can also be tasted through the fruit. That's just too much volatility for some tasters.
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.