Strawberry/salmon pink, this party-ready wine comes on light as a feather. Almost frothy, it's delicate, like whipped butter; its richness is suggested rather than felt. All the pieces are in balance, but very light, and perhaps in a tasting with bigger, more powerful wines it seems insubstantial. But it's quite well made, creamy, spicy and refreshing.
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.