Young and yeasty, this new vintage will benefit from additional time in bottle. The light apple and pear fruit is dusted with a hint of cinnamon. A brief stint in French oak—roughly 40%—shows a pleasant hint of toast.
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.