Mad Ang, as it’s often called, is a cool-climate grape whose roots are in France’s Loire Valley. It is one of a half-dozen or so varieties that have proven to grow well in Washington’s typically cool Puget Sound AVA. Owner and winemaker Brent Charnley has found perfect growing conditions for Mad Ang on the beautiful and tranquil Lopez Island, which he has been farming since the 1980s. This lovely white wine opens with delicate aromas that remind us of rose petals, caramel apple, vanilla bean and orange oil. On the palate, it reveals flavors of apple, spice and Mandarin orange. It’s an easy-drinking wine to enjoy with shellfish, chicken or pasta.