Here's a solid effort from a challenging (cool) vintage. Good, clean red fruit is touched with accents of citrus, tobacco and mocha. It's all in good balance, with ripe tannins and clear varietal character.
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.