Quite tight and closed when first opened, this needs to be decanted. Bursting with fruit flavors, particularly strawberry preserves, it brings on interesting citrus complexities (lemon verbena) as well as suggestions of peppery herb and green tea. Seems to gain strength as it rolls across the throat and into a lingering finish.
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.