Substantial and concentrated, this jams the palate with layers of boysenberry, blackberry and black cherry fruit. The oak is just right, and overall it is a very well made wine, big and a bit raw-boned but nicely defined. The finish is just a bit one-dimensional.
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.