A very fine effort. The wine is full flavored without being punishing. There's plenty of cassis and plum, and nothing syrupy about it. Great balance across the entire palate, with a Bordeaux-like elegance. Notes of iron filings, chalk and light herb complete the picture. 150 cases produced.
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.