The winery continues its string of successes in the difficult 2003 vintage, with another dense, soft, lush and elegant single vineyard release. Intense and sweetly fruity, it shows strong raspberry and cherry character that is nicely integrated with the toast and caramel of new French oak. Ripe and drinking well, it nonetheless has the structure to age a while.
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.