Sourced from the Bacchus vineyard, this shows terrific improvement from the previous vintage. Firm, focused, spicy fruit is framed by a mouth-cleansing minerality. A lick of toasted hazelnuts and a hint of butterscotch add to the finish.
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: email@example.com.