This is quite distinctive, with spicy highlights that cut through the fruit. There is a scent and sensation of something resinous, mineral; this is clearly structured to age. Good, tart cranberry fruit, highlights of cherry, and light oak.
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.