This opens with a fertile, fecund nose mixing together layered scents of forest floor, dried leaf, moist loam, ripe plum and sandalwood. A good, sharp acid base puts a frame around the complex mix of flavors. It finishes tart and still tight; give it some breathing time.
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.