This young wine is still assimilating its considerable new oak scents and flavors; but peeking out is a tightly built wine with pretty tropical fruit flavors and a lip-licking finishing smack of creamy caramel. Good now, better in another six months. 5,500 cases made.
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.