This aromatic, elegant 2015 is better balanced than its predecessor, while adhering to a similar style. Cherry blossom and rose petal aromas mark the nose, and lean, tart red fruit defines the palate. Short aging in 30% new French oak has brought in a light dusting of cocoa. Drink 2018–2025.
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.