The alcohol is listed at just 12.3%, with residual sugar under 1%, but noticeable. The overall balance is excellent, with a fruit-forward appeal built upon clean, crisp layers of citrus and stone fruits. What surprises is the persistence; the score reflects both the breadth and length of this wine.
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.