An interesting nose mixes purple fruits with a spicy mint note. Vanilla and tobacco take over the midpalate, perhaps just the new oak barrel flavors still being integrated. At the moment the fruit is austere, the tannins dry, the wine dominated by vanilla and tobacco flavors.
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.