Instantly gratifying, this wine starts off ripe, focused and compact, with raspberries and pie cherries galore on the nose. Let it breathe and it offers complex acid-driven tones of pineapple and orange peel. Barrel aging shows from start to finish, with rich, toasty aromas and streaks of butter and vanilla cookie. It's delicious from first sniff to last sip.
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.