Columbia Crest always does a fine job with this budget grape. The accent is on green-apple and green-berry fruit, with suggestions of herb and spice filling in the flavor interest. It's a high acid, food-ready wine that will accompany a wide variety of shellfish, oily steakfish and some cream-sauced pastas.
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: email@example.com.