These old vines are from the original 1971 estate planting. The wine is quite dry, surprisingly soft in the mouth, with lemon zest, peach and grapefruit flavors. The floral nature of the grape is kept in check, as are both the alcohol and acidity.
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.