There are scents of fresh pears in the nose, along with a Riesling-like whiff of kerosene. The color suggests that this is maturing rapidly, and should be consumed quickly. The finish shows plenty of heat, and a somewhat chemical taste.
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.