Tart and textural, the 2013 has the same zippy acids and concentration as the previous vintage, here with fruit flavors of lime, grapefruit and pineapple. The two wines are siblings that reflect the different vintages perfectly. Give the 2013 a slight edge for extra ripeness and minerality.
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.