Very ripe, somewhat volatile scents mark this bright and rich wine that will most likely split taster opinions right down the middle. Blocky pear and peach fruit keeps the mid-palate full, then quickly fades. Score could improve with further bottle age.
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.