Sourced from a cool site in the Coastal Range, this has a powerful streak of grapefruit both in the fruit and the acidity. It's sharp but interesting, with pine needle highlights and rhubarb/cranberry fruit. It has the structure to age, and would be an interesting wine to follow over the next decade or so.
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.