This young Artist Series Viognier spent seven months in once-used American oak barrels. The impression is of citrus, with a touch of sweetness and heavy barrel influence. There's a slightly burnt flavor, a hint of alcohol heat and a biting finish.
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.