91 Waterbrook 2004 Viognier (Columbia Valley); $17. Easily one of the best viogniers of the vintage, this juicy, leesy wine is ripe with crisp, fragrant tangerine, guava and tropical fruits. Luscious, tart and snappy, it is plenty ripe without excessive alcohol or any hint 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.