Here is a big, bold, full-throttle wine that might almost have come from one of the top Yamhill County wineries. Jammy and ripe, the fruit is loaded with extract, and the nose augmented with scents of resin and spice. Young, edgy and tannic, it seems designed for immediate pleasure more than long-term cellaring.
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.