The Freedom Hill is once again the most tannic wine in the Ken Wright lineup, even in a vintage that showcases finesse and lightness. Less aromatic than most of the others, this is scented with earth and coffee grounds, and the full-flavored fruit is gutsy and thick. Just the barest hint of volatility strikes the nose, but it has been nicely managed and contained.
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.