The 19th edition (the edition numbers serve a similar function to a vintage date) of this popular blend uses eight varieties, mostly aromatic, with no oak influence. The result is just a touch off dry (10 g/L residual sugar), low alcohol, and loaded with scents and flavors of flowers and fruits. A whiff of body powder moves into a midpalate nicely focused on peach and citrus 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.