The residual sugar in this bottling is half what it was in the last vintage, striking an ideal balance between sweetness and alcohol. Its lime, tangerine and cantaloupe flavors show some sappy staying power. Drink now or age another decade.
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.