Here is a surprisingly light effort, with soft plum-flavored fruit, and gentle accents of lively, peppery spice. There's a hint of asparagus flavor here too, and the finish drops off very quickly. This is an excellent vineyard, and one wonders if the wine is just at a rather unfortunate, awkward phase of its development.
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.