Though just two years past fermentation, this is already taking on a mature hue with hints of bricking around the rim. It's soft, smooth and lightly toasty, a blend of rose water and wild raspberry flavors that have the precision and elegance to impress. Though light and low in alcohol, it's a well-made, true-to-variety style.
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.