There is good, solid fruit here, as can be expected from this quality producer, but the problem seems to be an excess of sulfur, and it spoils the nose. It also bleeds into the palate, with harsh burnt match flavors overriding the fleshy fruit and citrus components. Swirl it, decant it, anything to let it breathe, and you'll be rewarded. —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.