Willful is the reincarnation of Daedalus. The grapes are picked at low yields and fermented with native yeast. Here the Northridge vineyard fruit offers tart blue plum and black cherry flavors, with stiff tannins that carry some stem and herb character. Decanting or aerating helps to open it up and pull out more fruit.
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.