This is Claar's Bordeaux blend. Despite the extra bottle age, the wine is still stiff and tannic. The fruit verges on the vegetal, and there is a bitter, medicinal flavor that dominates the midpalate and extends right through the finish.
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.