A substantial wine, well-balanced and showing a good mix of dark, acid-driven fruits, smoke and graphite. There are some light hints of mushroom and leaf, a good display of clear varietal character. Beautiful balance and structure. It's not a big wine but quite approachable.
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.