This young wine is still pulling itself together. A small percentage was barrel-fermented, but what dominates are crisp fruit flavors of lime and apple. There's a whiff of flint and cinnamon also, with caramel creaminess rounding out the finish. All good components that need more time to knit together.
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.