It's Seven Hills fruit and it carries some of the lushness and also the green flavors (tea and bark) of the vineyard. Light in the mouth, balanced and well-made with those flavors of bark and tea mixed in with tart cranberry/strawberry fruit. The oak is just right.
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.