Light and tight fruit flavors of pretty berry open slowly after plenty of breathing time. The wine is nicely structured, balanced with the addition of 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Malbec—the only drawback is the almost complete lack of aroma. Even with extended airing, the fruit comes up but the nose stays closed, giving the impression of a shortened finish.
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.