Some lightly reductive aromas of rubber yield to decanting, though the wine remains rather hard and compact. Bourbon barrel flavors highlight the middle and continue on through the finish. This young wine seems to have good stuffing, but needs more years in bottle.
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.