From a cool site in a cool year, this wine shows thoughtful winemaking and attention to detail. It's a finesse wine, balanced and poised, and the flavors, though light, are persistent; pomegranate, pie cherry, breakfast tea and a hint of tobacco come into play, with a thin suggestion of sassafras. But there is nothing unripe or unpleasant, and the tannins are nicely managed.
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.