The aim here, according to the winery, is to show both floral and earthy components. The floral, sweetly fruity aspect is front and center, and you can find lighter, more subtle suggestions of earth and dried leaves as well. It's a working blend, and a wine best consumed over the next five years.
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.