Sourced from the Wits' End (estate) vineyard, this is not noticeably different from that designated cuvée. Not that that's a bad thing—the lively raspberry and strawberry fruit flavors (laced with highlights of orange peel) are consistent and crisply defined. There's a light touch of caramel running down the finish.
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.