Just 171 cases were made, in a dense, dark style characterized by roasted, toasty flavors from plenty of barrel time. Some sweet fruit peeks through, with pleasing spice, but the overdone oak and a hint of pickle barrel make for a tannic, rough ride. —P.G.
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.