In this cooler vintage the wine is finished at under 13% alcohol—a rarity these days. It is a lovely wine, spiced with pine needle accents over cranberry and raspberry fruit. Acids are full but not biting, and the tannins proportionate. The return of elegance.
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.