From the Riverbend vineyard, 100% varietal, it's acidic, sharp and citrusy, without weight or depth, and shows some excess heat as well. Flavors are tart, with red berry, smoke and leaf. A bit disappointing.
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.