This Chalone-owned property was purchased in 1999, and this represents the first serious red wine made under the new administration. Bright and herbal, it has cherry fruit nuanced with tobacco leaf and brightened with crisp acids. Clean and lively, and attractively priced.
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.