Forward and surprisingly fruity, this has a pleasing sweetness to the cherry and raspberry-flavored fruit. It's round and ripe, very nicely balanced, and supported with bracing acidity. A remarkable effort for the vintage and the price.
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.