Good winemaking is evident in this tight, polished wine. The fruit leans strongly toward tart cranberry flavors, with an imposing streak of fresh basil and hints of mint. For those who like a cool-climate style, reminiscent of Bordeaux, this will be a very good choice. It is still young and knitting together, but it's well-structured for aging.
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.