Soft and ultra-smooth, this is crafted in a drink-now style that holds considerable appeal. Lightly spiced purple fruits are in place, and a hint of a vegetal note is almost invisible. If there is a drawback, it is that the wine has been smoothed out to the point of being almost generic.
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.