An excellent vintage of this east-facing block-sourced wine, it seems to have ripened gracefully. It's flavorful and concentrated, with raspberry and cherry fruit. There's a hint of chicken stock on both the nose and palate and firm, astringent tannins that balance out the finish.
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.