Dark, ripe and juicy, this showcases the exceptional 2012 vintage with plum and black cherry fruit. That said, there is more than a slight hint of earth and stem in the tannins, and the wine is slow to open. Additional bottle age and/or vigorous aeration are recommended.
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.