Surprisingly, this seems quite light at first, with strawberry and cranberry fruit flavors, and a fair amount of acidity. Give it a few hours of breathing time and it gains flesh. The wine spent 19 months in a combination of American and French oak (two-thirds new).
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.