The herbal side of the grape dominates here, in both aromas and flavors. The mixed red berries have a wild, mountain-grown flavor, with streaks of green bean. Acids are chalky, and a thoughtful food pairing—something meaty and pepper-crusted—is what will bring out the best in this wine.
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.