This is an intriguing mix of herb, leaf, root and fruit. The nose opens with plenty of that classic Oregon tomato leaf character, followed with beet root and bark. But there's also sweet plum and currant, cherry and berry. It's big, potent, flavorful and still coming together, but all the components are there for an ageworthy, detailed wine.
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.