This wine is still a baby. Deep fruit flavors of boysenberry, cassis and black cherry are tightly wrapped in dark barrel flavors of graphite and baking spices; tannins are still stiff with tongue-drying astringency. This wine has texture and depth, but needs time and attention to its subtleties.
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.