Blackberry and black-cherry fruit flavors come up quickly, elevated by some high-toned aromatics. The wine was aged for 10 months in 19% new French oak. Despite its youth, it seems to be drinking at its best as soon as it's opened and poured, and does not keep its freshness once in the glass. Drink soon.
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.