This pure variety from an emerging new Washington AVA has some guts and character. The acids are sleek, the wine suitably focused, the fruit an interesting mix of wild berries, citrus and pineapple. The flavors develop, adding in layers of butterscotch, toasted almond and buttercream.
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.