At first this wine seems rather light, with pretty flavors of bramble and wild strawberries. A light dusting of baking spices ensues, and slowly (over many hours) more details come into focus—fresh herbs, chocolate and cherries. There is more here than meets the eye, for those willing to give it some extra time.
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.