For anyone seeking an American version of a fine German Kabinett, David Hill's Rieslings should be your first stop. Vintage after vintage this winery nails it. Flower, fruit, citrus, light lemony honey, Jonathan apple, Asian pear, it just goes on and on in the mouth. At 12% alcohol, you might expect a sweeter wine, but the juicy acids keep it nice and dry through the finish.
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.