Already showing some tawny color, this is a drink-up-quickly bottle. Softly fruity, it also carries a hint of residual sweetness, honeysuckle and Earl Grey tea. Right now it is drinking nicely, with pear tart, brioche and a little honey and vanilla crème running through the finish.
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.