Hogue mixes a substantial (11%) amount of Gewürztraminer in its Columbia Valley Rieslings, and the added floral notes match well with the lemony, tea-flavored fruit. It really does taste like a mix of lemonade and iced tea—not a bad summer drink. Chill it down for maximum enjoyment.
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.