Forward and aromatic, this opens with a floral/vanilla component, married to a caramel apple core. The wine spent 18 months in neutral oak, softening and rounding it out. It's got some buttered nut flavors but nothing overdone, and it is absolutely drinking at its best already.
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.