A ripe and pretty nose smells of blueberries and roasted coffee; more spices follow. Cinnamon, pepper, toast and mocha line up as the wine weaves across the palate. This is light and lively, nicely proportioned, and doesn't try to make too much of the material.
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.