A barrel-fermented, single-vineyard designate, this vivacious Viognier brings suggestions of summer cocktails—specifically margaritas and gin and tonics. The spicy, pear-flavored fruit seems to be edged with salt and fresh-sqeezed lime, which is not to say that it isn't a beautifully crafted wine. Fine balance and length.
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.