This is the last of Amity's '99s to be released; no '99 reserve was made because the juice went into three single-vineyard releases. With the extra time the wine has smoothed out a bit, but it is still tight and reticent upon first being opened. Good structure, some spicy highlights, and a concentrated, tarry finish.
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.