Roughly equal percentages of Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Gris (with a splash of Muscat) create a wine that transcends the mutt wine moniker and belongs in a category all its own. Just slightly off dry, it's like taking a bite out of a just-picked pear-apple (if such a thing existed). This crunchy luscious white wine is juicy and alive with flavor. Don't wait—drink it now for a big burst of summer no matter how cold it may be outside.
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.