A bright gold color, this appealing wine keeps the alcohol down and maximizes the impression of aging in one-sixth new oak barrels—just enough to butter up the melony fruit. It's smooth and supple with a lingering toasty finish. Drink now and over the next few years.
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.