An uneasy mix of grapes and flavors. Peaches and apricots—more skin than flesh—seem to hit a hard wall and just stop. Can a Viognier have a “dumb” phase? That is what seems to be going on here.
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: email@example.com.