Very light, showing strawberry and raspberry fruit, but with little weight or extract. The oak is managed a bit better here than with the Columbia Valley wine, so it feels less imbalanced. But the fruit is less substantial, so it's pretty much a wash between the two bottlings.
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.