This is quite dry and tannic, with leafy flavors and a hint of lemon. Some orange peel and spice fills out the midpalate, as the wine breathes and gathers itself. It's a wine for tea lovers, with the same mix of citrus, leaf and chalky tannin.
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.