There is a bright, tight, spicy thread of clove running down the center of this wine, which livens it up. Firm fruit flavors of red berries and cherries are supported by generous natural acids. Just a hint of an earthy underpinning lengthens the finish. Lovely craftsmanship on display here.
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.