The “home” vineyard for this exciting young winery, this Bordeaux blend shows intense dusty, spicy black fruits and some chalky, mineral tannins. Good grip, but it's still very tight and unyielding. The sense is that it will unwrap some layers over time; right now it feels a bit awkward and rough.
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.