A single-clone, single-vineyard, estate wine. Released young, it is oaky, liquorous and sharply volatile. Plenty of plum and sweet berry fruit flavors suggest a wine with the power to age, but at the moment it has not come together, and has a vinegary bite to the finish.
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.