Given its late release, this has been in bottle for quite awhile, and is soft and already heading into midlife. The light cherry fruit is drying out, like fruit leather, and the relatively high (14.5%) alcohol starting to take over. Drink up.
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.