Though crafted in 100% new French oak, this retains its strong varietal character, but some of the acidic sharpness is softened by the barrel fermentation. Fresh and clean, it brings sweet grain and herb flavors to a mix of pineapple and green apple fruit. Nice, snappy, tart 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.