Sourced from Les Collines and Pepper Bridge, this is very ripe, high in alcohol, and quite tannic. Blocky black cherry fruit is covered with charred wood flavors, after spending 22 months in 70% new oak. 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.