The nose is kind of light and shy, although airing reveals plum, bark and rhubarb. Sweet oak dominates the palate, with underlying suggestions of blackberry and cassis. Dry, elegant and harmonious, yet light, the wine isa success for the vintage.
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.