Solid, at first seeming to be a bit on the chunky side, this thins out in the mouth, offering tart berry fruit. Along with that come some stemmy components and tannins that are just hitting not-quite-ripe flavors. It's a sound, but not distinguished, estate selection.
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.