This is solid, juicy viognier, with pleasing texture and plenty of spice. The fruit is thick and mixes pear, apple and pineapple with hints of lime. Some heat can be felt in the finish—this is not a shy wine—but the winery has done an excellent job with the fruit.
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.