There's a hint of a sweaty, earthy undertone in the nose, and this wine shows a fair amount of stem and earth flavors. Sour cherry fruit adds a lighter layer, with notes of cement and bark. It spent time in 11% new oak.
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: email@example.com.