One's first impression is of a minty wine, with a cranberry flavor and plenty of acidity. Spicy and tart, it seems a little stiff. But retasted a full day later, the wine had retained its structure, adding some depth to the fruit and pretty baking spice to the finish.
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.