This young wine offers a potent mix of brambly berry and citrus-rind flavors. The tannins are a bit on the rugged side, but the wine packs in plenty of flavor and raw power. Another couple of years in bottle should help smooth it out.
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.