This is an interesting mix of fruit from Walla Walla, Red Mountain and Columbia Valley vineyards. Scents of alfalfa and spice lead into a loose-knit, engaging wine with a chalky, tannic finish. Another year or two will help smooth it out.
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.