Pineapple jumps out, a wash of intense fruit flavor, supported by juicy, fresh acidity. The fruit piles on blood orange, Meyer lemon, grapefruit and more. All this lush ripeness is buoyed and balanced by the acidity, and the tangy flavors are never bitter or sour. The length and intensity are especially impressive, finishing with a nice lick of coconut.
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: email@example.com.