Some young-tasting, tart raspberry fruit is front and center here, with the character of hard candy. It hits the palate quickly and stays there, without showing much else. More bottle age may help to unwind this a bit.
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: email@example.com.