Pale to the point of looking almost watery, this subtle wine smells of rosewater and light peaches. Wan but elegant, balanced and dry, it is refreshing and a bit lower in alcohol (11.5%) than most of the rest. If you want restrained styling, which is fine for sipping, this is a good bet. —P.G.
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.