One quarter of this wine went through malolactic, and it retains a riveting acidity. Pineapple and citrus fruit is wrapped in rock. It's very young and tight, but along with sharp lime and citrus come fleshier stone fruit flavors and hints of melon and caramel. Give this plenty of breathing time, or decant it.
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: email@example.com.