Westland is the second label of Methven Family Vineyards. This seems sure to be a popular wine—broadly fruity, lightly chocolaty, firmly tannic, yet clearly varietal. The fruit brings cherries and berries, rounded out nicely with chocolate and coconut flavors. The wine shows some astringent tannins and finishing earthiness.
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.