Les Collines vineyard provided the fruit, a thick, honeyed mass of dried apricots, peaches and papaya. Dense yet retaining its acid-driven structure, it's a rich, seemingly endless dive into a vat of sweet nectar. The residual sugar (9.6%) and alcohol (10.5%) are in perfect balance.
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.