Strawberry fruit sails above a light layer of milk chocolate, leading into a well-textured wine layered with leafy highlights. The tannins have a breakfast-tea component, keeping them dry, rather light and lifted. The overall texture and balance are spot-on. Give this extra breathing time and it gives you extra depth and flavor.
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.