A blend of 80% Sémillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc, this is a deep green/gold in the glass. It was barrel fermented and opens with toasty barrel scents. It lies soft in the mouth, with gentle flavors of grass and roasted nuts; there is a slight impression of oiliness as well. Definitely a wine to drink now.
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.