BlackJack is sourced from the oldest block in the vineyard, planted in 1965 by original owner Charles Coury. This clone, rumored to have arrived from France in a suitcase, is named for him. This new release, still young and integrating the French oak (14 months, 30% new), offers black-cherry fruit with barrel toast and coffee flavors. Drink now through 2028.
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.