Reductive, with strong rubber ball scents; lying just below are raspberry and the classic Champoux cherry fruit. There is a thinness that seems to emphasize the high tones, the volatility and the alcohol; the fruit lacks flesh. Maybe with more airing/decanting this would fill out. Tasting room exclusive.
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.