Cherry fruit shines here, balanced against well-managed acids and tannins. Some unspecified barrel aging adds hints of chocolate wafer. Despite its youth, this is already drinking quite well and should be consumed over the next half decade.
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.