With close to 2% residual sugar, this seems as if it would show some sweetness. But it has an edgy sharpness, matching primary tastes of peach and apricot to a fruit skin flavor and a hint of diesel. Give it another year or two to round out a bit.
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.