This wine seems to be going through a bit of a bad patch right now. What initially came across as lightly oaked, cassis and plum-flavored fruit has acquired a reduced, odd character, and an artificial mix of herbal and sweet flavors. Perhaps it will turn around.
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.