This is the winery's complement to the Grâce reserve, and the best of the new releases. Had I to choose, I'd give the nod to the Elégance. Pretty raspberry fruit is set against a strong streak of almond paste—marzipan. That almond pastry and sweet fruit carries cleanly into the finish.
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.