As is the custom, the blend includes 5% Viognier, adding some floral scents that lift the aromas. The 2007 is saturated with a candy/caramel flavor, not unpleasant, but quite prominent. It is not, however, flabby or over-ripe; the buttery flavors work smoothly with the pristine apple, pear and melon-flavored fruit, and the wine has a seamless proportionality that lingers into the finish.
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.