A bit chewy, this brings old-vine texture into play, with herbal highlights around fruit flavors of mountain berry and pie cherry. The snap and tang of tart, just-ripe fruit is much in evidence. Young and sassy, this should continue to improve with further bottle age.
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.