Some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest white wines appear annually when Gordon and Walter Gehringer release their stable of reliable Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Auxerrois. This year’s Cascadia — a three-day tasting — was only a few hours old when the brothers Pinot Gris program had already won two gold medals. The 2020 Optimum appropriately sports that name with aromas of peach, pear and a hint of lime, which usher in flavors of white peach, winter peach and beautifully crisp lime acidity to balance the residual sugar (0.8%) and make for a lingering finish. Serve it with fish, chicken of by itself on a warm summer evening.
Production: 200 cases