This creamy and smooth wine tastes of mashed apple, papaya and pear. Almost half was aged in new oak, which contributes to that silky mouthfeel and to its butterscotch-laced finish. A hint of minerality infuses the acidity. Though young, this first-time effort is delicious and ready for immediate enjoyment.
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.