Very classy, and classic, WA Riesling, with just enough residual sugar to offset the zippy acids. Bright, fresh, crisp and clean, with a wash of honeyed sweetness underlying the ripe peaches and apple-flavored juice. Just a delightful bottle of Riesling.— P.G.
Aromatic and appealing, this perfectly captures the pretty orange peel and citrus scents of the grape. In the mouth it’s sweet but buoyed by bright acids, the fruit clean and layered, bringing in streaks of cinnamon, honey, vanilla and tea as it rolls into a satisfying finish.— P.G.
Most Washington Cab-Merlots are low-end wines, but in this case it is a true reserve, though not labeled as such. Bordeaux-like structure, tight and herbal and young. I suspect it will age very well, as a recent taste of the winery’s stellar 1991 Reserve demonstrated. Here the tannins are nicely managed; the hint of…— P.G.
This Cabernet/Syrah/Zinfandel blend is a pretty wine, with a mix of berries, soft tannins and a medium-light finish, laced with vanilla.— P.G.
Juicy and off-dry, this succulent Riesling pushes orange and candied citrus flavors to the front of the bus, with a smooth, sweet but not sugary ride into the lingering finish. A final impression of spun sugar and marshmallow brings a smile.— P.G.
Floral and off-dry, this elegant wine is finished at just 10.5% alcohol and 4% residual sugar. It’s a perfectly balanced and harmonious expression of the pretty orange blossom scents of the grape, but shows unexpected fruit concentration and length in the mouth. Match it to moderately spicy Thai or Szechwan dishes.— P.G.
The first-ever Pinot Gris from this pioneering Spokane winery has a crisp entry, with flavors of jicama and celery and hints of Asian pear. It’s light and stylish, a fine apéritif to accompany appetizers or raw oysters.— P.G.
Lots of spritz and a forward, peachy, fruit-driven set of flavors; almost like a Prosecco but with a bit more concentration and powerful, peachy fruit. Just under four percent residual sugar, yet it retains enough acid to give it some verve, and clocks in at just 10.5% alcohol.— P.G.