This seductive single-vineyard offering from Erath strikes a perfect flavor chord, with tangy, juicy raspberry underscored with gun metal and graphite. Sleek and polished, it is a sculpted, elegant wine that demonstrates that moderate alcohol (13%) does not necessarily mean wimpy flavor. Oh, and the color is a gorgeous, transparent ruby; the look and the scent alone get you salivating.
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.