Fermented in a mix of new and used oak, this remains quite oaky in the nose and in the mouth. It will require more time to fully integrate. The fruit is light and somewhat bland, but the overall balance and freshness are impressive, and this is a fine go-to bottle for summer sipping.
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.