Deep, fruity and still a bit closed down, it brings supple black cherry and cassis fruit, tightly wrapped with hints of layering. Mineral, graphite, smoke, earth, licorice, clove and more seem to be lurking beneath the surface. Give it extra breathing time, or cellar for 8 – 10 years.
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.