Immediately approachable, with beautiful fruit flavors right up front, though it has the depth to age also. Boasts blueberry, very pretty berry fruits, just a hint of barrel and the classic Cadence terroir-driven impression of chalk in the tannins that runs through all Cadence wines as a defining characteristic. Finishes with iron filings, more berry and just a smidge of balsamic.
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.