These are century-old vines—unique in the Northwest. The new vintage brings the alcohol down to a welcome 14.8%, and offers complex, soft, plummy fruit with the grace of old vines. The grapes seem to quietly show their mastery of scents and flavors, lightly liquorous, but laden with plums, cherries, dates and figs. Turley eat your heart out!
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.