Stermer is the estate vineyard, named for the previous owners, who were prune farmers. Some prunes still shoe up in this tight, dark wine, plus some plums and cherries. A spicy component enlivens the nose and palate, which is soft, smooth and expansive. The finish includes a hint of herb. Just 218 cases.
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.