A very good effort with this tricky grape. Along with the stone-fruit flavors are sweeter streaks of cotton candy and marshmallow. But the candied fruit is lively and not cloying or artificial. The finish is long and clean, with a twist of buttered nuts and creamy vanilla.
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.