Rich, ripe and downright succulent, this offers pinpoint fruit flavors of grapefruit, apple and melon, with a broad streak of vanilla cream. The length is a bit surprising, sneaking up as the wine breathes open. Though just 10% was aged in new barrels, there is a pleasing toasty frame around the finish.
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.