Sharp and slightly bitter upon entry, this young Viognier has varietal flavors of lemon/lime rind, along with unusual accents such as clove. It was whole cluster pressed and barrel fermented, retaining plenty of acidity. Should show best with food.
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.