This firm, chewy wine seems to have a spine of steel. It also has ample cherry fruit and some astringent, grippy tannins. Sealed with a screwcap, it will benefit from aggressive decanting or prolonged aeration before drinking.
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.