Sappy, ripe fruit, packed with juicy berry flavors, gets this wine going. Clearly the right things were happening in the vineyard. But more than subtle notes of vinegar and nail polish get in the way of the fruit, and keep this wine from being all it could be.
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.