Perhaps past its peak, the wine is a pleasure nonetheless in so many ways. An amazingly deep rust hue, it smells distinctly of Sherry cask, with the complexity of old yeast. Elegant styling and a precise focus carry the appealing though certainly oxidized flavors all the way through a lingering 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.