From Clifton and Coyote Canyon vines, this tastes of quinine, lime and citrus; it's sharp, fragrant and quite young. The finish falls off into hot, acidic, slightly bitter phenolics, but improves as it breathes. It's one of those gin and tonic-style Viogniers that pack plenty of flavor but turn a little harsh at the end.
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.