From a Snipes Mountain vineyard, this dense and rich take on Viognier has sharp edges around spicy lemon and pineapple fruit. The phenolic “bite” (from skin contact?) powers the finish, slightly bitter but defining and expressive.
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.