It's been cofermented with Viognier—instantly apparent in the spicy, citrus aromas that permeate the nose. An invigorating, lifted scent combines lemon and lime and orange peel with raspberry syrup and mocha, and that's before you even taste it. It continues in an elegant style, with lovely, interesting flavors that blend together seamlessly and never overpower the palate. Notes of pine, wild herb and smoked meat add interest through the 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.