Light and supple, this pleasant effort is several cuts above the more generic Oregon bottling. Aged in French oak, 40% of it new, the pretty blackberry and black cherry fruit is washed with light, buttery toast. It's well-modulated and balanced.
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.