Light but still fleshy fruit flavors suggest strawberry, cotton candy and a little sweet watermelon. Acids are slightly chalky and the tannins are still not entirely assimilated. The finish carries on with some persistent cassis/black plum fruit flavor, unadorned but crisply defined.
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.