This is intentionally made in a lighter style for near-term consumption, and it's showing salmonberry and raspberry fruit, with a sliver of toasted cracker. Tannins are nicely structured and it finishes with a touch of dark chocolate. Drink now through 2020.
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.