There is a sharpness to the aroma, a pungent mix of pineapple and pine needle, that leads into a fairly light palate with lemon oil, citrus fruit and a hint of orange hard candy. Residual sugar near 2% helps balance out the acidity. The wine tastes a bit like a Vouvray—the same sweet/sour tension.
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.