Ignore the blue bottle, and go for the wine, a full-bodied, fruity, spicy and well-balanced expression of off-dry Washington Riesling. There is a lot of peachy fruit playing against the mix of acids and residual sugar. Just a hint of band-aid in the finish, but extra airtime can fix that.
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.