Sharp pine needle and tart berry scents dominate the nose. Low alcohol and pungent flavors emphasize the acidity, leaving a puckery mouthfeel with little impression of fruit. Best with mild cheeses and salted nuts.
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.