This inexpensive bottling offers up round, soft, pleasant fruit flavors with a tilt toward papaya and banana. It was aged in mostly neutral oak, and it has some musty bitterness at the very end. But in this price range, for those who simply want a glass of ripe fruit, it works just fine. Drink it cold.
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.