Some high-toned floral highlights liven up the nose, and the sweet fruit shows blueberry and blackberry. Still stiff and tannic, it's edged with an earthy, herbal character highlighted with some sweet baking spices from the oak. Nice detail and good management of oak and tannins; this is a wine to study and savor.
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.