This is significantly lighter than the 2010 edition, both in color and in flavor. Red apple and tart cherry fruit combines into a wine with plenty of acidity. There's a flavor of cracker running through the core, and continuing after the fruit fades away.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.