Young and aromatically intense, this hits you with a mix of Asian curry and cumin and sweet baking spices. There's a whiff of leather also, and the fruit is briary and hints at the barnyard. It may need a little more time to integrate all the oak, but probably is best consumed 2015–2016, while the fruit holds up.
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.