This is a substantial wine whose raspberry, pomegranate and wild cherry flavors are enhanced with striking minerality. The aromas suggest more to come as the wine develops, offering teasing hints of mint, vanilla and lead pencil. Give this plenty of cellaring and see what happens.
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.