All estate-grown. Sappy, saturated and deep purple in color, it is vibrantly youthful despite two years of aging. The mixed berry and Bing cherry fruit flavors are highlighted with racy acids, and the aromas carry the characteristic Spring Valley nuances of fresh hay and alfalfa. There seems to be a little CO2 remaining, and the wine needs still more time to knit together. Just 169 cases produced.
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.