This still feels off-dry, even with residual sugar at 4%. It's a fruity, forward wine, loaded with ripe apple and peach flavors. But there it stops short and turns a little bitter. It seems to be missing some of the aromatic highlights that give Rieslings their engaging complexity.
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.