Scents of beeswax and lemon tea open into a pretty, lemon-drop flavor set. Winemaker Steve Lessard has softened the sometimes bitter phenolics of the grape, so the fruit flavors, though not quite tropical, are ripe and smooth as they open up. Hints of pineapple, lemon and grapefruit mingle to create a user-friendly, approachable wine.
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.