A block selection, barrel-fermented and aged in French oak, this brings rich scents of spice, toast and white pepper, and tight, compact tree fruits. As it airs, flavors of buttered nuts come up, leading to a long and delicious finish. Drink 2018–2028.
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.