The 2009 vintage of this wine is dark, tight and compact with youthful verve and contained energy. The structure and depth are imposing, as is the dense mix of blackberry, black cherry and cassis at the core. This is one to tuck away in the cellar for a decade or longer.
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.