This is a single-vineyard wine, sourced from Luminous Hills. A sharp slightly bitter stem flavor underscores tart berry fruit. It's stiff and focused, not really showing much impact from 14 months in 43% new French oak. Give this another year or two of bottle age and open after 2018.
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.