A gentle mix of red berry, red plum and cherry carries some of the lightly earthy tones of the AVA. Soft and accessible, there's a hint of Dr. Pepper running through the flavors also. It's drinking right about at its prime and should hold through the early 2020s.
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.