Not up to the quality of previous vintages of Firesteed's budget bottling, this 2007 seems like a washed-out also-ran. There is barely a hint of fruit; the flavors are thin and watery. There's nothing off here about the winemaking; it's just that the material was marginal from the start.
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.