Apricot and orange blossoms, flowers and ginger brighten up the nose, and the ripe, fruity flavors follow through in the mouth. The Columbia valley is far enough north to allow the grapes to ripen without sacrificing the acids, avoiding the flabbiness that mars some California Viogniers. Best Buy.
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.