Very soft and approachable, but perhaps a bit too soft—it's almost pillowy, with a mouthfeel like marshmallow. Good black cherry fruit dominates the core. But the wine seems a bit light, lacking in grip and conviction, at least compared with the Grace vineyard bottling.
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: email@example.com.