Grapes comes from a half dozen of the sources used for the winery's pricier single-vineyard bottlings; a good start. Despite its youth, there are no rough edges to this wine; it is soft, silky and utterly seductive. Plummy fruit mingles with streaks of chocolate and a whiff of red licorice, a rich vein of fruit and barrel, supported with well-tamed tannins.
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.