This is a blend of fruit from the Mark Bradford, Grace and Côte Sud vineyards. Designed as a snapshot of the estate's overall terroir, it succeeds admirably, resulting in a smooth, forward and inviting wine which is ready for near-term consumption. Lovely red berry and cherry fruit is highlighted by nuanced threads of tea and tobacco. The wine spent 18 months in half new French oak barrels.
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.