This young fruit starts off with scents of huckleberries and violets, underscored with whiffs of clay and pepper. The minerality elevates it above the norm; the fruit is well-ripened but still tart and tight, acids are plentiful, and no new oak was used (or needed). This is impeccable winemaking, extracting every nuance from the grapes. 170 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.