There's a change in the 2011 blend: There's no Roussanne, and it's almost one-quarter Marsanne. It's a tight, steely wine, with bracing acidity and citrus rind flavor, which is reflective of the vintage. Grapefruit and Meyer lemon notes come into play, and it remains balanced through the 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.