A light tawny shade, this shows scents of straw and orange peel. The mouthfeel and somewhat deadened fruit flavors suggest some premature oxidation is occurring. Overall it lacks freshness, and should be consumed shortly.
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: email@example.com.