This wine is often closed down upon release, and the 2007 is no exception. Plan on putting it into the cellar, or give it many hours of decanting. It slowly opens with tightly layered red and blue fruits, baking spices, and hints of herb and seed. The finish turns a little chalky.
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.