James Mantone's white wines are always full of delicious fruits, but they go beyond that, bringing in sometimes exotic, often surprising grace notes. Here there is a pure thread of caraway, running through the melon and white peach core. It's 100% Roussanne, giving a rare and interesting glimpse into what specific identity the grape might have in Washington's future.
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.