Of the four single-block offerings, this shows a bit more muscle and density. But even after many hours of aeration, it remains stubbornly tight, with drying tannins. There is a suggestion of plastic in the residual finishing flavors.
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.