Soft and smooth, this barrel-fermented wine remains fruit-driven. The barrel time seems to have rounded it off, rather than adding any noticeable toast. Pleasant flavors of apple sauce carry a hint of spice.
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.