This single-vineyard, pure varietal wine shows the strengths of the region. It offers lovely floral aromatics along with cured, smoked meat. Those flavors thread through a midpalate with purple and black fruits, more smoke, olives and chewy tannins.
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.