Previous vintages have been very impressive. Here, for some reason, the wine falls a little flat. It does not have the lively snap to the midpalate that I remember from before, and the blend, though tasty enough, with a mix of tangy berries, somehow feels a bit generic.
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.