The flavors are an interesting mix of apple and pear, but with notes of pepper, celery and orange. It's a bit flat tasting, but aggressive aeration helps. Though finished dry, there is an impression of slightly granular sugar peeking through.
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.