This is an interesting style, with good density and about 1% residual sugar. The sweetness does not show; this is almost dry, with compact fruit flavors of lemon, orange, candied pineapple, hints of pear and a firm thread through the middle that gives it some phenolic bite. Drink chilled and it will stand up well to firm seafood such as halibut.
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.