The second vintage of this wine, from dry-farmed, 52-year-old vines is a big 'un, with plenty of backbone and muscular tannin. The same sweet, floral, grapey nose identifies it as Todd Brothers, and Dashe used just 18% new oak, keeping the fruit up front where it belongs. 900 cases made.
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.