This single-vineyard bottling from Columbia spent 10 months in French oak barrels. Some of the vines have reached 30 years of age. The wine is subtle and aromatic; the barrel toast weaves sinuously around scents of grain, apple and green berry, with tantalizing hints of honeysuckle and vanilla. Elegant, racy and stylish.
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.