A fine effort from Elk Cove, this authoritative, bone-dry Riesling is laced with lovely streaks of licorice, and built upon sturdy acids and crisp green apple fruit. The wine is impeccably balanced, so that the flavors do not tire the palate or feel one-dimensional. It picks up interesting grace notes of citrus oil, tea and grapefruit as it winds through a long 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.