The 2006 is a good follow-up to the winery's 2005; both offer sweet, pleasing fruit—strawberries and cherries—and fairly substantial tannins. The 2006 is less earthy and herbal than the previous version, but the acids seem chalky and a bit out of whack at the moment. Give this one plenty of airing out.
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.