Why does a winery, whose estate is located in the Horse Heaven Hills, one of the most prestigious AVAs in Washington, label their reserve “Washington State”? Nonetheless, this is a fine expression of Horse Heaven Hills terroir, with chewy tannins, lots of black cherry and cassis, a pleasing streak of earthy leaf and rock, and a substantial finish. The winery says it will age until 2030; it just might.
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.