This complex and powerful wine is loaded with gravitas—big and tannic, yet also offering elegance and detail. The mix of fruit, spice, barrel and tannin components is beautifully orchestrated, recalling boysenberry, black cherry, toasted nuts, pepper and chocolate. With its almost-neverending finish, it should continue to improve through 2028.
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.