This 50-50 blend remains hard edged and wound up tight at this point in time. Sharp citrus flavors dominate the crisp green apple. Aged just four months in 20% new oak, there is little or no evidence of any impact. Give this at least another year of bottle age, maybe two, before drinking.
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.