Released at five years of age, this is a rich bubbly with plenty of bread dough and lees. It's lemony and citrusy despite being half Pinot Noir. There's a rough, scoury tartness in the finish that should soften with age.
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.