Harvested at high sugar, but set against very tart acidity. It's a sharply defined wine, with a sugary finish. Good concentration, with a sugar-acid balance and dense phenolics, but not knit together. The components all stick out.
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.