This was a cool vintage, but winemaker Ross Mickel lets the tart, somewhat green fruit flavors express themselves without any residual sugar. Mostly Pinot Blanc, with small amounts of Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewurztraminer. It's finished at 12.6% alcohol, resulting in a mouth-puckering, citrusy wine with mixed flavors of grapefruit and lemon drop candy.
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.