A complex, evocative nose invites flights of fancy—is that coconut, or cocoa, or a hint of mango I sniff? Young and somewhat restrained, the wine suggests that it is at the beginning of a long life. Subtle hints of butterscotch and toast light up the finish, which shows the vigor and vivid presence of a top-quality Champagne.
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.