A good follow-up to the 2005, though not as ripe and rich. The lemon-drop flavors are thinned out, and the 3% residual sugar is down by a full percentage point. This is firm, tangy and crisp, but does not have the concentration to carry it to the next level. It seems to hit a plateau and sit there through 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.