Give this wine some airing out to let the SO2 blow off, and it will reward you with a pleasant mix of orange peel, sweet citrus and honeydew fruit. The residual sugar is 1.35%, but it feels a bit sugary in the mouth—definitely in the off-dry camp. Some of the fruit is from a 1973 Sagemoor block, among the oldest Riesling in Washington.
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.