Folks seeking low alcohol wines should be sniffing around San Juan Vineyards; this clocks in at just 11.4% alcohol. Though very light, and very delicate, it is not without interest. These grapes have the sort of ephemeral resonance that you can't get in the eastern Washington desert. Hints of honeycomb, melon and sweet hay combine and cluster in a lingering finish.
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.