Still young, stiff and unyielding, this mixes stem and bitter herb flavors with brambly blackberry fruit. Streaks of espresso and dark chocolate emerge on the finish. It's well-balanced, detailed and layered, with a dominant savory side.
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.