Despite having 12.5% alcohol, the palate impression is not sweet. Instead, it’s bright and tangy, with flavors of citrus pulp and citrus rind. Notes of orange and tangerine dominate the bright, bracing finish.
A light style, but still stylish, with finesse and good structure. The pretty plum fruit is lightly dusted with cocoa, softening the tannins and adding spice to the finish. A gentle and beguiling wine, ready for near-term enjoyment.
A négociant wine, sharp and spicy, with vivid acidity and some real punch in the midpalate. The flavors suggest thistle and fern – real Northwest fare – rather than riper fruit. It sets up well in the mouth and despite alcohol listed at just 12.5%, has good presence and power.