This vineyard, now 35 years old, is one of the most northern in Oregon, and abuts the eastern foothills of the Coastal Range. Consequently, it is rather austere, herbal and somewhat resinous with pine needle highlights. The fruit is tart and sharp, tasting of cranberry and wild strawberry. But the winemaking is spot on, and the wine does not overreach. The bouquet is really quite beautiful.
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: email@example.com.