A lovely bottle, loaded with textures of moist earth and herb. The fruit is tart and spicy, the flavors compact and persistent, with streaks of blueberry and black cherry, light chocolate and earth. Still a little rugged in the finish, it shows some unresolved bacon fat and green herb streaks.
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.