Nicely done, still young and sharp, but carrying interesting scents of lemon and lime rind, orange liqueur, and peppery spice. Excellent acidity buoys it up through a satisfying finish, with just a slim suggestion of warmth. Should continue to improve with another two or three years in the bottle.
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.