2012 is an excellent vintage for Okanagan reds, here displayed with forward, berry fruit flavors. A hint of mint, plenty of sweet spice and ample supporting acids pull the wine into place, with a firm, sculpted finish. This will reward further cellaring, now through 2020.
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.