Winemaker John House is exploring several different AVAs for his Rieslings; Elkton is a tiny, out-of-the-way spot with a cool climate. Hence, this bone-dry, elegant wine boasts crystalline acidity that tastes like liquid rock. Celery, grapefruit, lemon peel and orange flavors combine on its complex and compelling 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.