There's a nice, melony center to this wine, with suggestions of lightly spiced pears and green apples. The fruit is lively and pure, and the wine has a nice lift to it. The spices kick in at midpalate and carry through a long and thoroughly satisfying finish. Very good winemaking in an elegant style; the alcohol clocks in at a sensible 13%.
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.