This is very crisply defined, with sculpted fruit flavors of cranberry and raspberry. The wine was aged for 15 months in once-filled barrels, which still add a touch of toast to the flavors. The acids are proportionate and immersive, meaning that they do not intrude, but they support the overall structure beautifully.
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.