If this is the current release, it is showing its age. The color is noticeably tilted to the gold side; and a sweaty, musty scent overrides the oxidized Sherry-cask character. Tangy, even salty in the mouth, with some bitterness in the finish.
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.