Mostly Thistle fruit, with some Hyland also, this is a blend of lots aged in one stainless barrel, one Champagne barrel, and the rest neutral. The mix works well, crafting a well-defined wine with some chicken-stock flavors modulating strands of lime, citrus and apple. It finishes with light toast and impressive length.
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.