At 12% alcohol this is on the dry side of off-dry—the acidity cuts the impression of sweetness. There is a rather strong flavor of biscuit permeating the wine, unexpected in a grape known for its floral qualities. The fruit is a bit waxy, tasting of lemons and 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.