Traditionally a 50/50 blend of old vines from both vineyards, this has benefitted from extra bottle age. Big and somewhat blocky, it opens with a mix of inviting aromas—sage, desert flower, and black cherry. From there it fills the mouth with tart red fruits and more herbs and blossoms, with proportionate tannins.
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.