Done in a light, low-alcohol mode, this sports flavors that seem to be moving quickly along the aging curve. Drinking at or near its peak, this opens with slightly oxidized apple fruit, and gains further richness as it winds through a finish with excellent length and flavor. Drink now through 2016.
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.