Bone-dry and high in alcohol, this wine somewhat cloaks the heat in firm acidity. Fruit flavors favor melon and pear, lightly spiced. You may wish to drink it chilled to up the tang and smooth out the finish.
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.