A whiff of sweat; then the woolly character of the fruit takes over the mouthfeel. It's soft and varietal, a spongy mix of apple, pear and peach. There is a bit of heat in the finish, and a suggestion of light toast.
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.