The nose has real elegance, a splendid mix of apple, grapefruit and white peach scents. In the mouth baked apple and rich toasty flavors prevail, creating a strong and quite complex middle. The only disappointment is in the finish, which fails to hang together. But this is still a heckuva bottle for eight bucks.
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.