Delicious, sweet scents of perfectly ripe berries rise up from the glass, and it would be easy to say it's just a big old bowl of raspberry fruit. But the structure is excellent, and the proportion of acid and tannin gives the wine substance and depth. It spent 20 months in a mix of oak, but it seems more neutral than intrusive. A fine bottle.
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.