A wonderful nose of violets and mixed fruits, with hints of Asian spices. Long and seamless, textural and detailed, it leads into flavors of boysenberry, blueberry and cherry. The oak is very nicely applied, and the wine keeps coming at you with flavors of Bourbon barrel, soft soy, balsamic and moist earth, all beautifully integrated.
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.