This perennial favorite is a domestic Chenin Blanc with complexity, not just sugar. Vouvray is the model, and this is a successful take on the Loire, but with a Washington twist—more fruit intensity, less minerality. The wine bursts with melon, tangerine and pineapple fruit, set against lip-licking acids.
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: email@example.com.