Stiff, chalky tannins take over quickly, after a light, slightly spicy entry. Like the rest of the '03 lineup the wine seems thin and watery, and the mouthfeel a bit stressed. The vineyard is capable of much more.
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: email@example.com.