This is tight, leafy, tannic and young, but it nicely captures the Wahluke Slope AVA style, with tight edges, crisp acids, citrus rind nuances, and a polished mouthfeel. It seems to gather strength as it sits on the palate; and it will profit from more time in bottle. But the balance is already there, the fruit is tangy but ripe, and the acids are just perfect.
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.