Youthful and compact, this shows a lot of unresolved oak aromas when first opened. Slowly more complexity emerges—rose petals, tart berries, anise, cedar and ground coffee. It's balanced, young and age worthy, but decant it if you plan to drink it anytime soon.
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.