Though labeled simply Willamette Valley, this single vineyard wine is sourced from the McMinnville AVA. It's got that AVA's subtle hint of metal, and a firm base infused with minerality. The purple-fruit flavors are well-defined and punch through with concise power. This is a wine to cellar for a couple more years, then drink 2020 through 2028.
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.