Baby Poux is what, you ask? The name of a particular block of grapes in the Champoux (pronounced shampoo) vineyard in Washington's Horse Heaven Hills, just now coming into maturity. Nice cherry and red currant fruit is matched to gorgeous new oak, with flavors of toast and graham cracker, butter cookie and caramel. This is a wine to put in the cellar and enjoy in 10-15 years.
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.