This small producer has adopted WWI motifs for its labels; the wines are less striking. Here, a soft entry followed by a thick streak of vanilla. Oak treatment buries the fruit, making it drink like a cheaper, more generic wine than it purports to be.
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.