Well constructed, elegant and airy, this offers scents of raspberries, sour cherries and pine needles. A forest-floor set of flavors underlies the trim fruit, good structure and the balance to develop further in bottle. The inscription—unfined, unfiltered and un-inoculated—indicates only native yeast was used.
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.