This is already showing the changes in aroma and color that usually accompany a much older wine. It's drinking quite well, with mature flavors of strawberry fruit pastry, lightly dusted with baking spices. The score reflects its limited aging potential, as the window for enjoyment seems already to be closing.
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.