This is three-quarters Pommard, the rest a field blend from low-yielding reserve-quality vines, and treated to 50% new French oak. Lightly peppery and herbal, its berry fruit comes with suggestions of chicken stock and a dash of sea salt. Not quite as concentrated as previous vintages, but balanced and drinking nicely.
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.