Light cranberry fruit is set against drying tannins. The mouthfeel is astringent, almost chalky, with a whiff of the barnyard evident. Not as substantial as previous editions of this single-vineyard wine, this is one to drink up while it's young.
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.