Another wonderful effort from Covey Run, showing bright, spicy fruit from mostly Yakima Valley vineyards. A portion was barrel fermented and left on the lees, adding unusual complexity and pushing the wine past “simple, fresh and fruity” status. This is genuinely complex and delicious.
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.