This is 100% Grenache Blanc, still very rare in Washington, especially as a varietal bottling. It's got plenty of acid, lighter fruit flavors and less heat in the finish than the McCrea Viognier. Fruit flavors are melon with hints of grapefruit and pineapple, but the styling overall is definitely restrained, almost European.
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.