This is a difficult wine to evaluate. It's a dark gold, almost tawny, and definitely oxidized. Don't look for fresh fruit, but you will find deep, spicy, lingering complexity with dry, dusty, Muscat-like flavors. Two bottles tasted; similar results.
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.