This saw no new wood at all, and comes out of the bottle somewhat reduced, with aromas of rubber and little fruit. Decant and/or aerate it, and the flavors of pomegranate juice and black licorice arise, along with a definite green streak. This should be consumed in the next two or three years.
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.