This lovely blend, inspired by the white wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, is 55% Roussanne, 27% Grenache Blanc, and 18% Viognier. Round and peachy, it's vividly framed by fresh acidity and citrus rind. Just 20% new French oak adds a kiss of toast to the 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.