Nicely crafted, with the crisp, focused flavors of the Dijon clone. The wine opens prettily with fragrant aromas of citrus rind. It's concentrated and firm, a mix of lime, pineapple and citrus. French oak aged in a mix of neutral, used and new barrels, it wears its butterscotch lightly and goes out with a hint of resin. Very polished effort.
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.