This ripe and rich Riesling continues a string of successes with this grape from Gamache Vintners. The alcohol is just 12.5%, and the wine has some light sweetness, but what stands out best is the succulent mix of tropical fruits. Big and plush flavors of banana, papaya, guava and pineapple come through, yet the wine retains its balance and detail.
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.