This is a lovely blend of floral and citrus, two thirds Viognier and the rest Chardonnay. The Chard thickens it up, adding flesh, but the floral aspect of the Viognier remains dominant. It's bright, tight, tart, loaded with crisp citrus and penetrating lemon rind. In sum, this is a vibrant, sharp, juicy, lingering, delicious white wine.
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.