This is all Birch Creek vineyard, barrel fermented, 100% malo, about one third new wood, one third one year, the rest neutral. It's a soft, fleshy, buttery, California style, but nothing overblown. There's plenty of new oak flavor, good ripe fruit, and enough acid to support the yellow apple and melon fruit.
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.