A bit more precision is evident here when contrasted with the more widely available Dundee Hills bottling. The relatively narrow bandwidth offers cranberry, strawberry and raspberry flavors, with lingering minerality. It has focus and balance, but needs more bottle age to blossom fully.
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.