A youthful, compact wine with pure, pleasurable fruit. The flavors run to berries red, blue and black, along with hints of cassis, spice and even cocoa. It's a balanced, elegant wine that shows careful winemaking and good medium-term aging potential. —P.G.
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.