Pure fruit flavor, from Elerding Vineyard grapes, is the driver in all of these Stottle wines, and there is nothing to say but bravo. Taking the pure, varietal, berry-driven flavors of the grapes, Winemaker Josh Stottlemyer balances his wines with just the right mix of acid, earth and tannin, giving them depth and gravitas. But the fruit—sweet and pure—says drink me now.
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.