This entry-level cuvée delivers as much pleasure in 2014 as the single vineyard examples. It's beautifully detailed, with well-orchestrated flavors of citrus rind, red berry, cherry, chocolate and coffee grounds. Tannins are pinpoint focused as well, and it's drinking beautifully right out of the gate.
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.