This was Eric Lemelson's first planted vineyard and it's now beginning to show its stuff. Clearly Oregonian in its opening mix of leaf, root, herb and earth scents, it rounds up into some pleasing cherry/plum fruit flavors that resonate as a very pretty core of sweet fruit. Persistent and concentrated, it's still tight and compact but promises great things to come.
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.