Walla Walla fruit again shines here, as it is 88% Seven Hills and Pepper Bridge vineyards. Complex and leathery, with intriguing nuances of cherry tobacco showcasing true varietal flavors. A hearty, enjoyable wine with a sweet, fruity core. —P.G.
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.