Excellent varietal character and definition. This is the most firm and tannic of Townshend's lineup, an earthy, slightly chalky wine. The fruit is clean and well-delineated, with grace notes of coffee and coconut; just not quite as lingering as its siblings.
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.