Spicy pear fruit is amplified with nuanced flavors of cracker and caramel. Though vinified in stainless steel, the impression of light barrel aging lingers. Barrels or not, the wine benefits.
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.