Simple pear and vanilla flavors fill a thick, blocky midpalate. There's no lift to the flavors; they are clean but not fresh, fruity but without any zip. Perhaps just a dull bottle?
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.