Roughly 50/50 Roussanne/Marsanne, this barrel-aged blend registers just 11% alcohol. Yet, it remains quite dry, with a soft, buttery mouthfeel that suggests it went through complete malolactic fermentation. Thin hints of melon and citrus are more or less buried in the buttery flavors.
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.