Big, toasty, solid and sturdy, there’s smoke and citrus, with hints of meat and plenty of tart berry. Stylish, tilting a bit toward the high tones but it’s kept in check. Retains a bit of cool climate green tea and dried herb, which gives it more length, interest and detail than the bigger wines.
A rare Riesling from the excellent Dubrul vineyard, this tastes of lemons and apples, with crisp acidity underlying the sharply-defined fruit. Good penetration, with hints of orange peel and grapefruit, along with a drying minerality.
Herbal and peppery, with wild herb, rosemary and violets lighting up the nose. It’s pungent and spicy, and the fruit is lean and scented with herb, earth, bark and mushrooms. This is an interesting wine showcasing a variety just beginning to be explored in Washington.
This tastes like young fruit, tart and simple, with strawberry and some high-toned aromas. There is new wood also, but since it’s relatively young, the wine has retained at least a sense of fruit, and it’s clean and fresh.
Light chocolate, baking spice, clove—this wine tastes almost exclusively of barrel. There are hints of light strawberry and lunch meat in the aromas. The vines are young and seemingly the fruit has no power or varietal character; the heavy oak and hot finish do not help.