Limited production, estate grown, with alcohol listed at just under 15%. Despite the sugar ripeness, the wine seems overwhelmed by flavors of new oak barrels. Dusty, smoky, toasty and streaked with caramel, it suggests tart red fruit lies below. Tasty, but probably best to drink now.
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.