Already a deep amber, though not even a year old, this is ready to drink right now. It is quite ripe and unctuous, without being syrupy, and the fruit flavors move beyond simple peach and apricot into a more interesting blend that includes citrus and tropical candied fruit flavors. The acid keeps it lively and the length is impressive.
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.