There are pretty scents of tropical fruit, and just a hint of oak, but once in the mouth the flavors are still unmingled, giving the wine a somewhat disjointed structure. It mixes sweet, candied fruit with cinnamon spice and some pretty sour acids. —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.