Despite being given an extra year of bottle age, the 2006 Lewis Vineyard designate remains tight and unyielding upon first being opened. With alcohol under 14%, this pure varietal achieves classic styling. The tannins are firm and ripe, and threads of herb stitch together the tart fruit flavors of red currant and raspberry. Quite tart, juicy and fresh, it has the structure to age gracefully for decades.
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.