Production is up and the price down on this joven-styled Tempranillo. Though labeled simply Oregon, it's Applegate Valley fruit, lightly aromatic with generic red-wine flavors. What elevates it is a strong sense of underlying minerality, that keeps the finish from tailing off immediately.
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.