Sourced from vines planted in the early 1970s, this dense dessert wine is so concentrated that it's difficult to pick out individual flavors. Meyer lemons, peaches, apricots, pears, papaya, pineapple and more, all on the candied side, are in the mix, supported with generous acidity. That tension between acid and sugar is the key here.
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.