A cut above the competition, this hits on all cylinders. Plenty of texture, rich, round mouthfeel, and nicely ripened but not over-the-top pear and stone fruits. There's a hit of cinnamon spice in the finish, and the flavors seem to resonate through a long and satisfying 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.