This vintage includes 5% Petit Verdot in the blend, giving it a dark edge. Tight and laced with scents of plums and rock, toast and cedar. Graceful and sturdy, this wine needs more breathing time and bottle age to show its best stuff.
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: email@example.com.