Reductive, rubbery and closed at first, this wine breathes into life, with cranberry and tart berry fruit augmented with hints of butter and spice. In terms of style and weight, it could pass for a Beaujolais from a cooler vintage. It's a wine to drink chilled, and it would be fine as an accompaniment to roasted chicken or turkey.
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.