Sadly, just 64 cases of the Winderlea were made. With 40-year-old vines production is limited, but what complexity and focus can be found here! The fruit is tight and bright, the acids bring a mix of lemon, lime, orange and pineapple. The wine seems to romp and cavort across the tongue, with a mélange of ripe berries, chocolate and coffee. If you can keep your hands off it, it should get better and better over through 2025 at least.
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.