This has lovely complexity, suggesting everything from sweet honeysuckle to ripe fig to citrusy lime and of course the classic varietal pear fruit. It couldn't be any fresher, and beautifully balanced as well, with plenty of acid to clean the palate. A delicious wine made for near-term enjoyment.
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.