The odd name is taken from Greek mythology; the grapes are Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer, a very clever blend for Oregon, where all three excel. Fragrant, floral and fruity, this wine combines the best qualities of the three grapes, and has a lingering, refreshing presence.
A lot selection; achingly dry but not just simple lemon juice. There’s good concentration and a mix of mineral, rind, light citrus flesh, with excellent length and a finishing hint of honeysuckle.
Lots of honey is the first impression; this is under 10% alcohol and over 5% residual sugar. Nicely balanced, it still has enough acidity to put a little tartness in the midpalate. The fruit is pretty and the honeyed flavors seductive; it’s not quite sweet enough for most desserts, but a fine apéritif.
Lots of acidity behind the the 5.4% residual sugar—a highwire balancing act. There is a fascinating tension between the acid and the sugar, filling the mouth with sweet/sour fruity and slightly grainy sugars.
Pretty and fruit driven, tasting of sweet, jammy preserves, this is very clean, polished and expressive without relying on excessive new oak. Well-structured, with plenty of acid, it is well matched to food and balanced for long-term aging.