This is rich and creamy, retaining enough acid and wet stone character to bolster the lush, soft fruit. Papaya and peach are the dominant fruit flavors, but there is much more to this leesy, textural bottling. It smothers the palate in stone fruits but is neither fat nor heavy; quite a winemaking feat.
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.