Effusively fruity, forward and luscious, this over-the-top Viognier is a bowlful of fruit salad. You name it, it's here —citrus, stone and tropical fruits in generous abundance. Backed by moderate acids, the wine is just this side of flabby, so drink up and enjoy it at its youthful best. What elevates the winemaking is the (apparent) use of new oak, which adds cinnamon, coffee and sweet spice at the back.
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.