The Evans family established their 10-acre vineyard in 2001, and they added Viognier a decade later to their site overlooking the south shore of Lake Chelan. That same year, they attracted Cornell-trained winemaker Michelle Fanton, and the Seattle native kept the focus on the fruit with this stainless-steel example of Viognier. Fun aromas of powdered sugar and banana chips are joined by Bosc pear and starfruit. Inside, it’s a bright and brisk as it begins with Asian pear, picks up some minerality and finishes with a flash of lemon juice. Far from flabby, enjoy it with scallops or shellfish.
Rating: Excellent, 89 points
Production: 139 cases