At first whiff a little high-toned and sharp, this pure, single-vineyard Mourvèdre smoothes out in the mouth. The fruit has young, light flavors of strawberry and raspberry, with a slight suggestion of truffle. Bright acidity hides the influence of the (40%) new oak aging.
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.