Often a highlight in the Kestrel portfolio, this 2008 version of the Viognier is right on target. Juniper, lime, grapefruit, citrus and wet stone flavors pile on, yet the wine remains elegant and fresh. Give it a good chill and it could easily become a regular go-to white.
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.