This has a definite blush color—a pretty pale copper—and intense aromas of tropical fruits and apple cider. It's off-dry—1.6% residual sugar—and finishes with a sugary sweetness. If this is the style you seek, it's done well enough, but it seems to lose focus quickly and the sugar has rounded it off to such a degree that it almost feels nubby.
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.