Gordon Brothers Tradition is a reserve made only in select vintages. In 2007 everything comes together, creating a wine with genuine elegance and grace. The fruit blends blackberry, cassis, plum and black cherry; all dusted with barrel spice and finished with a toasty shell. The tannins are supple and fine, and the balance impeccable. Give this another 6–8 years in the cellar if possible.
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.