Pretty and richly scented, this wine is stuffed with black cherry fruit, lightly accented with toast and coffee. Still so tightly wound that its richer dimensions remain a bit veiled. Needs more bottle time to really strut its stuff. —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.