This new Southern Oregon winery has been growing good grapes for over a decade. Their first release is a solid effort, with broad, sweet smoky flavors, soft tannins and a drink-now structure. Sweet brown sugar, tobacco and cedar notes enhance the soft finish. —P.G.
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.