Conner Lee vineyard fruit is on display here, delivering immaculate flavors with precise detail. Brambly blackberry, strawberry and plum combine in the core, with lightly applied chocolate and vanilla notes from aging 14 months in 50% new French oak. Excellent penetration and depth suggest cellaring this wine for another 8–10 years.
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.