Again, this is a tight wine still wrapped up in youthful tannins. The nose hints of earth and ash, its dark fruit emerging slowly to reveal flavors of bark, root and soil. Still quite tannic and closed up, but promising. —P.G.
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.