A sharp, just this side of volatile Sauvignon Blanc, this is already showing some tawny tones though it's only a 2008. Perhaps the clear glass bottle is the culprit, but the wine is pretty far down the aging curve. Grassy and herbal, with a quick, sharp 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.