More than a hint of leather has bloomed in the bottle—actually in both bottles tasted. For some tasters, that's ok; for others, it deadens the fruit flavors and the finish. In either case, best drink this up soon.
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.