The blend in 2011 includes five different white Rhône grapes: Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Picpoul and Grenache Blanc. It's a sharp-edged wine, with obvious fruit-skin flavors. Citrus and pineapple notes resolve on the finish, which has a touch of bitterness.
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.