Though the name may strike some as a bad pun (recalling fumé), the winery explains it's Chinese for “rich and beautiful,” honoring the mother of one of the owners. This white version of Pinot Noir has a chunky mouthfeel, but it's nuanced with delicate citrus rind, flower and honeycomb details. It continues to develop as it opens, offering a layered mix of citrus and stone fruit balanced with hints of fresh-picked herbs.
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.