This is very spicy, fragrant and loaded with punchy flavor. It's got a piney, resinous character under the tart, tangy berry and cranberry-flavored fruit. Dense and concentrated, it's a tight young wine that should be cellared for four or five more 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.