This is a barrel selection from the winery's three Dundee Hills Vineyards, a step or two up from its Oregon and Willamette Valley bottlings. It's more precisely crafted, with a focus on a midpalate flavors of wild cherry and currant. The acids keep it sharp and bright, and the tannins are smooth and supple, so the wine glides into a seamless finish, which turns almost lemony.
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Reviews wines from Oregon and Canada.
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.