Sweet cherry and raspberry fruit with an herbal edge kicks off this rather tannic young wine. It shows exceptional depth and detail for a wine in this price range—baking chocolate, spicy clove, herb and smoke. Complex, acidic and well balanced, it is a very fine example of winemaker Joy Anderson's deft, light touch.
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.