This is Eola Hills fruit, though the label simply says “Oregon.” It carries some of the region's characteristic youthful aromas of tomato leaf mixed with moist earth. Plenty of acid provides good definition; right now it's got all the right components but they remain angular and separate. The stiff and lean tannins indicate that this will benefit from some cellaring.
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.