Upon opening, the wine has scents that are ripe, leafy and slightly pruney, but the flavors come across as light and true. Cherry, fig and plum fruits, somewhat cooked, somewhat candied, mingle in a soft and fruity wine that takes some hours to smooth out. The fruit is both a little too ripe, and a bit green, the tannins green and the finish leafy.
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.