The aromas fascinate, with notes of savory herbs, braised green pepper, roasted coffee bean, orange oil and flowers. The palate is light and textured, putting a premium on delicacy and restraint while painting around the edges. It's a pretty green example of the variety, but it's interesting. SEAN P. SULLIVAN
The meticulously farmed Wallula Vineyard is located in “The Benches” of Horse Heaven Hills, a prominent area above the Columbia River with extraordinary soil – a mix of glacial marine sediments left behind by the ancient Missoula floods. Planted in 1997 with Southern-facing vines at approx. 1100ft., Wallula has become one of the most sought-after vineyards in the state. The vineyard’s proximity to the river is ideal, acting as an insulator from heat by day and providing a cooling effect at night.