There's plenty of peachy punch to this off-dry Riesling, fresh off the excellent 2000 vintage in the Columbia Valley. It's meant to be served chilled—a good idea, which emphasizes the acids and takes the sweet edge off. Flavors of orange candy dominate the 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.