A welcome renaissance in low-alcohol white wines from Oregon may be more a function of the wet 2007 harvest than any genuine dedication to revealing lost, subtle flavors, but in any event, it is a boon for any consumer who likes a Euro style. This could be Italian or French; it could be Portuguese (where Coelho's owners trace their ancestry). It's very tart and elegant, loaded with mineral and citrus, Asian pear and hints of grapefruit.
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.