This begins with compelling aromas of rose petals and breakfast tea. Those tea-like tannins underscore an elegant wine with subtle fruit flavors. A delicate dance partners the fresh cherry fruit, the baking spices and other barrel-influenced accents, soft but penetrating tannins and the lightly chalky minerality. Lovely already, it should continue to drink well through 2025.
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.