This full, fleshy and affordable wine gets treated to small-lot ferments in neutral oak barrels. The fruit seems young and fresh—Gamay-like, with bright and spicy berry flavors. Drink this over the next couple of years while that freshness remains in full force.
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.