This is an almost weightless, acidic and lightly peppery white wine that shows vague hints of pale citrus—lime and lemon, and fresh cilantro. It doesn't taste much like the Roussanne varietal, but it might pass for a budget Grüner Veltliner in a blind tasting.
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Reviews wines from Oregon and Canada.
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.