The Powers family are partners in the justly famed Champoux vineyard, and this is their 15th vintage making this wine. For some it will seem a bit too ripe, for others just right. Port-like aromas introduce flavors of fig, prune and kirsch. The wine seems to be drying out a bit; this is one to drink, not to cellar.
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.