Barrel-fermented and aged (18% new), this uses fruit from the estate's oldest Dijon vines, planted in 1995. Nicely differentiated from the all-stainless regular bottling, this offers juicy peach and ripe apple fruit, anchored in lemony citrus. It's full-bodied, ripely fruity, and rounded out perfectly with a touch of barrel toast.
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.