A strong vintage at a star vineyard brings a tight, chewy wine of great character. Black and blue fruits, a firm and full vein of mineral and graphite, and an overriding sense of restrained power. This is a wine that may require some years in the bottle to open up, but with decanting can be enjoyed immediately.
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.