This cuvée starts out quite sharp and tight, and will want decanting and/or further bottle age to show its best. Notes of steel, stone, toast and butterscotch candy annotate tightly-packed orange, apricot and peach fruit, with some high-toned aromatics. The components are all in place for a wine that should age gracefully for a decade or longer. Drink now through 2026.
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.