Very, very few wineries make pure varietal Counoise, and none any better than this outstanding example. Tasting a bit like Grenache, a bit like Pinot Noir, but different from either, this fresh wine bursts with berries and tongue-tickling acidity. A hint of vanilla cream runs through the finish.
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.