A Bordeaux blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, The Brook comes out of the bottle tightly wound, terse, and short. Give it plenty of breathing time for the flavors of prune, fig and plum to emerge, along with streaks of clove and cinnamon. Score could improve with further bottle age.
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.