With fruit drawn from Clifton Hills, Dionysus, Artz and the Seven Hills vineyard, this pretty, elegant wine showcases the broad strengths of the Columbia Valley. Raspberry and cherry fruit carries a streak of licorice and a whiff of toast. Perfumed and bright with natural acidity, this is a wine to enjoy now and in the near term.
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: email@example.com.