Fresh, forward scents of strawberry, berry and cherry jam are nicely played against flavors of chocolate, vanilla bean and even a hint of tea. This is sophisticated, artful winemaking, showing a skillful hand at the tiller. Delicious for near-term enjoyment. —P.G.
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.