Very fine bubbles, with a firm, precise entry that is stylish to the hilt. This is a confident, assertive style, tart but not thin, with fennel and lemon-oil streaks running through the green fruit. It holds together nicely on the mid-palate, like a rock in the midst of a freshwater mountain stream. Young and crisp, it sails into a long and complex finish that promises rewards with a bit of further cellaring.
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.