This is the first vintage made in the brand-new winery that was finished just in time for crush in 2007. It captures the Pepper Bridge vineyard character perfectly—pretty strawberry fruit, dappled with fresh herbs and white pepper. The aromas are pretty and clean, and the wine does not over-reach.
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.