This “Rhône-style white blend” (53% Viognier/37% Roussanne/10% Marsanne) is heavy, hot (14.8%) and dry. The fruit seems attenuated and the flavors thick and simple. Peaches and apricots rule the fruit, with a plastic edge to the finish.
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.