This young wine is quite tight, sharp and edgy, but promises good things to come. Spicy plum up front quickly goes to bark and earth with the grainy tannins. There is some tasty caramel running through the finish; it's still quite compact.
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.