Sharply scented with lime and grapefruit, this aggressive wine brings some bitter phenolics front and center. Right behind you will find bright fruit flavors mixing pineapple, orange and lime, with plenty of acid. This is not one of the gentler Viogniers, but would be fine served chilled and accompanied by spicy foods.
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.