A barrel selection aged in three-quarters new oak, this is nonetheless surprisingly light, as the oak does not intrude. Elements of the entire red-fruit spectrum, from rhubarb to cranberry to raspberry to red plum all come up, though the wine retains a rather delicate aspect that rewards your attention. The tannins are drying and lightly chocolatey.
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.