This unoaked version of the variety, released quite young, is tightly wound and unyielding. Its jicama, apple and green melon fruit flavors are concentrated, belying the listed alcohol, which is evidenced only by some heat on the finish. Give it ample aeration or decanting.
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.