You'd have to call this a pretty wine, elegant even, with lifted cherry fruit over juicy, citrusy acids. It hits a bit of a wall around the mid-palate, but it moves through and on into a substantial finish that's balanced and clean. Herbal notes are subtle and refined, and as with all the Le Cadeau wines, this will benefit from additional years in bottle.
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.