Here is Viognier picked early enough to feature flavors of citrus rind rather than ripe peach. There is also a powerful herbal note, tasting of juniper and quinine, that lays down a spicy spine in the wine. All stainless, no malolactic; it's crisp, precise and laser-like in its focus.
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.