This limited-production top-tier cuvée is high-toned, with bright raspberry fruit set against ample, minerally acids. Aging in 50% new French oak has given it subtlety and balance, though there's a slight suggestion of heat on the finish. It will unquestionably benefit from a few more years of bottle age, so drink from 2020 to 2025.
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.