This unusual blend mixes Riesling with rarely-seen Huxelrebe, a high-yielding early-ripening grape with scents similar to Muscat. The Starthistle is off dry, with honeyed fruits mixing peach, apricot and papaya. More palate weight than Riesling alone, yet it maintains Riesling's precision and elegance.
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.