The Carter vineyard, planted in 1983, is close to Canary Hill and carries similar cherry fruit flavors, but in a lighter, softer, much more delicate frame. It's a bit like licking the foam from around the top of a cherry cola sundae – it's that airy and flavorful. Persistent, textural flavors suggest spicy blue plum, cranberry and rhubarb, with a splash of mint in the finish.
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.