This is lovely in color, scent and flavor. Elegant and complex, it's perfect for near-term drinking. The strawberry fruit carries some darker highlights, and flavors from aging in 100% French oak bring a lightly charred, toasty frame around the lingering finish.
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.