Young and hard, with sharp edges but excellent components. A bigger wine than the '06 Sophie. Still a firm, tannic, rather hard-edged wine, but delicious. Pepper Bridge and Seven Hills fruit delivers excellent structure and depth, polished tannins, with cassis and blackberry fruit driven deep into the core of the wine.
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.