Michael Garofola's one-man operation, Cutter Cascadia, is a vinous exploration of the wild, untamed Columbia Gorge. His wines simply must be tasted to be understood, as they are live, rapidly evolving examples that defy classic description. Here's distributor Stephen Bitterolf's attempt at discussing this Zinfandel: "This is an impossible wine to explain. On the first day, the wine was so savory, to say nothing of its tensile, almost satiny-brisk energy, that I had a hard time contextualizing this as a Zinfandel. One day two, that perfumed fruit started to show itself, but still, it is simply unlike any Zinfandel I have ever had... and I mean in a brilliant way. Most expectations you have regarding Zinfandel will just not be relevant here. I guess you could think Zinfandel meets Jura Trousseau meets something from a very esoteric Northern Italian DOC? ...but that's a very thin rope to hold on to, admittedly."