Barrel fermented, 20% of it new French oak, this is a bright lemon yellow, with scents of wood and toast. There's a slim streak of something else in the aromas that seems not quite right, a little fishy smell. The wine does not come together in the mouth; it's a jumble of round stone fruits, cardboard and a slightly rancid finish.
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.