In this unusually difficult vintage, the winery sourced some of its fruit from Cold Creek, some from Goose Ridge, some from Sagemoor. The flavors are on the light side, almost thin, not progressing much past the watermelon and strawberry stage. In a flight of meatier wines, this one seemed rather insubstantial, and definitely not up to the winery's usual standards.
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.