Despite its excellent fruit sources (Les Collines, Pepper Bridge and Seven Hills) this fails to stand out from the pack. Flavors are generic and already feeling a bit tired, with mixed red fruits, raisins and baking spice. The tannins carry a bit of roughness 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.