Pretty fruit flavors of raspberry and cherry come together, balanced against juicy acids. It was 30% whole cluster fermented and aged in 15% new oak, which remains well in the background. Another year or two of bottle age might well improve this wine a point or two.
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.