Fruit from this Willamette Valley sub-AVA usually shows an herbal side, and here it is nicely melded into a fruit mix of melon, berry and pear. It sounds oddly like a white wine, but it's not; and the color and scents are clearly varietal. Penetrating and sharp, with excellent definition.
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.