Fragrant, herbal and oaky, with light notes of fresh grass and alfalfa coming up into the nose. The fruit is light and lacks density. The winemaking is careful, yet the new oak still outweighs the light fruit, at least for the moment.
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.