Aggressive tannins and an unusually strong herbal component make this new vintage of Feather a bit difficult to assess at this moment. It's peppery and stemmy in the nose, earthy and tannic in the mouth, with suggestions of asparagus. Quite a change from past vintages, but perhaps just a stage in its further evolution.
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.