Add Hestia to the short list of Washington wineries making exceptional Chenin Blanc. Concentrated fruit flavors conjure up a smorgasbord of candied citrus—orange peel, grapefruit and lemon drops. Succulent and dense, this evolves through the finish, bringing in floral and honey overtones.
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.