This is quite minty and light, with a bright, sharp edge to it. The fruit is just ripe enough, but retains a fair amount of herb and green character. Where does that mint note come from? It adds a racy element that some will enjoy more than others. The tannins have been corralled a bit, so the wine has a harmonious finish. It's simple and plain, but drinking pleasantly.
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.