In 2004 the estate fruit was severely damaged by the freeze, so the blend includes a fair amount from Columbia Valley vineyards. It's very well made, fragrant and smooth, ready to drink and tasting very good. The flavors are nicely melded and show the mix of primary red fruits but also a bit of spice and a hint of caramel. Though considerably lighter than previous vintages, this is still an excellent effort.
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.