Tight and reductive when first opened, with a mix of strawberry and raspberry fruit, and a hint of rubber ball. Let this one breathe! It's well-built, the fruit nicely matched to the French oak (two thirds new), and still a baby.
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.