The Red Mountain fruit, from the Ranch at the End of the Road Vineyard, is solid, juicy and spicy with pleasing highlights of citrus and pepper. Fresh and crisp, the snappy mouthfeel sports tart cranberry fruits showing plenty of spice. This is a fine effort, clean and not fussy, with a moderate 14.2% alcohol.
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.