This new release reflects the change of winemaking and ownership at Columbia. It's well-crafted, juicy and ripe with pleasing flavors of cranberry and currant. The acids are a little chalky, but clearly the wine has been made to reward earlier drinking rather than extended cellaring.
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.