Warm and peachy, this fruit-bomb of a Viognier will appreciate a good chill. Served at an appropriate temperature, the luscious mix of stone and tropical fruits is set up properly; otherwise it starts to feel a little soft, and there's a bit too much of a burn in the finish. There's a hint of a metallic underpinning, giving it a lingering flavor of canned peaches.
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.