An unusual blend that includes 11% Aligote. It's thick and ripe, with apricot and peach fruit wrapped in buttery oak from aging in French barrels, one third new. The wine has a wonderful midpalate presence, big and full, that leads into a finish with hints of herb as well as lush barrel flavors.
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.