This wine seems anxious, with an unfocused, nervous energy. Acidity, berry flavors, chalk and other mineral elements collide rather than combine. It may or may not improve with more bottle age. Two bottles were tasted, with comparable results.
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.