Deep, ripe fruit is the focus, brimming with lemon-lime flavor. There's a touch of vanilla cookie also—thoroughly delicious, if a bit blocky. The finish has just a hint of alcohol warmth.
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.