What separates the Orchard Block in terms of taste is a certain saline quality that underscores pretty plum and blackberry fruit. It's youthful and fresh, with balancing tannins and sufficient acidity for aging through 2020–2022. A gentle hint of chocolate weaves through 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: email@example.com.