Intriguing scents of slightly dusty, brambly berries, along with a delicate hint of leather, lead into a burst of cherry fruit holding down the flavor core. The fruit from the Pommard clone expresses, in a restrained fashion, the AVA's typical earthy component. Sappy acids support the lingering, detailed finish. Drink 2022 to 2033.
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.