This is a well-structured, dense and serious effort, with ripe immaculate black-cherry fruit. It is both forward and fruit-driven, yet polished and showing substantial depth. Hints of cola swirl through the extended finish. Delicious already, it will certainly drink well over the next eight to 10 years.
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.