This is a good effort – showing a balanced mix of wild berries, plums, earth, a hint of caramel, and a lingering finish with milk chocolate and nougat. All the Yakima Valley flavors are there, though still a bit muted. But it's on its way.
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.