A soft, aromatic entry opens into compact cranberry and raspberry fruit. This wine is young and firm, beautifully balanced, and still showing some stiffness in the tannins. It does a clean, gentle fade, retaining its freshness all the way.
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: email@example.com.