Here is an unusual mix of scents: pine needle, barnyard and earthy, cherry fruit. A good-value wine, with plenty of cherry flavor, augmented by a hint of chicken coop. Balanced, soft tannins finish it out. About 3000 cases made. Best Buy. —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.