Though it's been held back since being bottled, this remains tight and closed. Suggestions of strawberry and chocolate come up from a firm and compact body, with plenty of acidity and hints of green olive and coffee grounds. Aerate, decant, and/or cellar this wine.
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.