Disgorged in May 2005, this is still not quite knit together, but the components are flavorful and appealing. There is plenty of ripe fruit hovering between citrus and tropical. And there is toast and perhaps a hint of butter, which softens the back end and lengthens the finish. But it doesn't completely hang together; it lurches a bit, like a car needing transmission work.
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.