An unusual mix of Melon (from Eyrie) and Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc (from Washington's Lonesome Springs vineyard). All grapes were barrel-fermented, and the blend works nicely. This wine has a supple, creamy mouthfeel, wrapping its citrus, pineapple and Meyer lemon fruit in buttery toast, all nicely balanced.
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.