Immediately gratifying, this loose-knit, broadly flavorful blend is like sticking your nose in a jar of fresh strawberry preserves. Layers of jam, leaf, bark, earth and toast mingle around the ripe fruit, creating textures and flavors that extend for much longer than you would expect from the initial palate impression. Beautifully crafted.
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.