Yet another remarkable Sémillon from Washington State; this one is from winemaker Charlie Hoppes, who owns Fidelitas but consults for a half dozen other properties. This is a total wow! wine, packed with flavors of big, plump pear, blood orange, Meyer lemon and Macintosh apple. It puts most Chardonnays to shame for the sheer pleasure it delivers at this price
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.