Pali's relationship with Shea vineyard grapes goes back at least eight vintages. Done in a lighter style, this new release spent 10 months in 25% new oak. It's pretty, with beguiling flavors of raspberry and red plum, and a vein of minerally acidity that runs through the core. It's approachable now, but should age well through 2020.
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.