As befits the vintage, this tight somewhat austere wine is streaked with herbs and sports substantial acids. Give it extra breathing time to help unlock its cranberry/raspberry fruit. There's a seam of lemon pith also.
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.