Just 100 cases were made by this boutique producer, with grapes from Wooded Island Vineyard. It is polished and classy, as usual with Stephenson. The fruit is perfectly showcased, with full, precise, lightly spicy flavors. Tannins are substantial, with no rough edges, no bitterness, nothing unripe and everything in balance.
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Reviews wines from Oregon and Canada.
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.