This strong, unusual and quite assertive wine bowls you over with its tutti-fruity flavors of bubble gum, juicy fruit, and so on. It is such a unique style for Riesling that it caught me off guard. Perhaps others will favor the big, heavy, rather clumsy fruit more than I, but to me it seems to be a sort of anti-Riesling.
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.