This wine retains some of the vineyard's firm, taut black cherry fruit, but its edges seem sanded down, smoothed over. It feels oddly soft in the mouth, but rough in the finish, somehow manipulated. This exceptional vineyard is capable of much more.
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.