Although the Hawks View Vineyard bottling remains one of the lighter wines from Torii Mor, in 2006 it feels riper than the aggressively green 2005. The fruit is tight and tart, but tasty and leading from cranberry to wild strawberry and raspberry. There is plenty of acid and it is so young and tight that it is entirely possible that this wine will blossom with bottle age.
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.