Right out of the glass, this wine broadcasts classic Viognier scents of citrus blossom, citrus rind and, well, citrus fruit. It's forward and expressive, a bit on the sweet and sugary side, but that goes a long way to cut the bitterness that many Viogniers have in the finish. Drink it well chilled, preferably with hot, spicy foods.
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.