The second release under this new label from Spindrift Cellars is a sharp, focused expression of crushed raspberries, the flavors ripe and jammy. That lovely fruit is framed by skin and stem phenolics. The tannins are solid, suggesting it will benefit from another year or two of bottle age.
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.