Though labeled simply Willamette Valley, the vineyard is set in the Eola Hills AVA. Complex aromas meld sassafras, Asian spices, baking spices and delicate notes of leaf and stem. The fruit is lightly brambly with an accent on raspberry flavors. The wine is well-proportioned throughout.
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.