As with the winery's first release of this wine, it's a fragrant effort that brings in clearly identifiable varietal attributes. It opens with mixed scents of lemon wax, acacia flowers and green apples, then fills in the palate with tart apple flavors tinged with peppery herbs. It's 100% Gruner, high acid, and ready for sushi, salmon or steak tartare.
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.