This rising star winery hits the new millennium with a new label and a very pleasing Merlot that is a big improvement over the '99. This is a gentle, accessible wine with soft cherry fruit, elegant tannins, good length and a Fred Astaire-like agility. Delicious and evocative, it has more staying power than its weight would suggest.
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.