Despite the unfortunate name, this is a very pleasant sparkling wine, offering a concentrated apricot nose. The flavors carry plenty of fruit, along with some earthy, ashy flesh. Some ashy bitterness is the only off note. —P.G.
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.