A difficult wine to analyze, this at first seems dilute. With ample breathing, it fills in and spreads out, showing mineral notes and raspberry and pomegranate fruit. The astringent, tongue-drying finish calls for pairing with a hearty, meaty entrée.
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.