The vineyard is owned by the former governor of Oregon, and the wine greets you with a firm handshake and a smile. A ripe, round nose shows ripe, forward fruit, generous and spicy. In the mouth it is textured and sleek, with a sculpted, elegant mouthfeel. It is ageworthy, and not overblown. —P.G.
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.