Elton is a new label under the Willamette Valley Vineyards umbrella, though the vineyard has been a favored designate for the past decade. This latest release offers pretty scents of red fruits. Along with those flavors come some bitter stem components, and a whiff of compost. The tannins at this age remain stiff and hard.
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.